The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 43 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.58% 0.93% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.92% 4.35% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £352 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.08% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -
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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 Southampton region.

Miscellaneous Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
104 69 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 29.97% 21.43% 36.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 39 38
Average daily rate £355 £325 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -17.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £261 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.88 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

iSeries
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (100.00%) AS400
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) RPG
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) BPCS
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) SAS
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) QlikView
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (33.33%) RPG/400
3 2 (33.33%) RPG IV
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
1 2 (33.33%) QlikView
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) AS400 Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) SAS BI Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) RPG
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) RPG/400
1 2 (33.33%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix