The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM iSeries
Rank 111 94 102
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing iSeries 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.97% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£375 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £440 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £394 £309
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +27.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - -
iSeries
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
637 513 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.37% 24.05% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 288 201
Average daily rate £360 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
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 the West Midlands

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

iSeries
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iSeries across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

iSeries Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Birmingham -7 1 £300 -14.28%
Coventry - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Synon
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) RPG
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) i5/OS
3 1 (33.33%) HP APS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) LPAR

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Synon
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) AS400 Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) i5/OS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) HP APS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet