The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 93 85
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.09% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £431 £380
% change year-on-year +3.18% +13.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 304 460 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.50% 34.15% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 226 170
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 12
Median hourly rate £43.39 £47.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +120.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (50.00%) ISPF
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Axway
2 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Tandem
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) B2B
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

iSeries
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) ISPF
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) B2B
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Axway
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft