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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
England / West Midlands
Rank - 119 103
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.13% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.45% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £344
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.11 £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+27.36% +25.00%

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
660 660 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.34% 27.59% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 365 349
Median daily rate £380 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 53
Median hourly rate £21.47 £15.85 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.42% -36.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) AS400 Operator
2 1 (25.00%) AS400 Support
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Lotus