The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 111 111 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing iSeries 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.41% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 1.58% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£500 £500 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £352 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.94% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
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 Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
691 569 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.51% 26.05% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 306 307
Average daily rate £360 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 31
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.46 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £33.20 £37.00
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 Yorkshire

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

iSeries
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

iSeries Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

iSeries
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

iSeries Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire +3 2 £425 -
iSeries
England

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 8 (72.73%) UNIX
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
1 8 (72.73%) WebSphere MQ
1 8 (72.73%) WebSphere
1 8 (72.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (54.55%) WebSphere Portal
2 6 (54.55%) MS Visio
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Clustering
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) JUnit
6 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (18.18%) AS400
6 2 (18.18%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 8 (72.73%) WebSphere
2 6 (54.55%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (9.09%) Quickr
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) WebSphere MQ
1 8 (72.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) AS400
4 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) UNIX
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Test Management
1 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Logistics
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus