The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM iSeries
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 55 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.73% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 2.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £338 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +11.42% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

iSeries is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 167 184 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 26.85% 26.90% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 116 112
Median daily rate £413 £365 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% +2.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £38.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing iSeries as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in Birmingham

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing iSeries in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in Birmingham

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) MAPICS
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Infor
2 1 (50.00%) RPG/400
2 1 (50.00%) IT Audit
2 1 (50.00%) RPG
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infor Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) RPG Programmer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) RPG
1 1 (50.00%) RPG/400
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Infor
1 1 (50.00%) MAPICS