The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 124 110 108
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing iSeries 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.63% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
iSeries
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
746 636 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.83% 25.74% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 328 251
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 50
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iSeries across the Scotland region.

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iSeries across the Scotland region.

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 1 - - 1
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing iSeries also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited iSeries.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing iSeries also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited iSeries. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
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