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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 - 86
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% - 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £440 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +10.71% -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 Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 285 447 309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 31.77% 29.47% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 220 183
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 £199 £288 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £52.17 £39.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% +129.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) zOS
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
3 4 (66.67%) Tandem
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) RACF
5 2 (33.33%) JCL
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) TACACS
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) OpenVMS
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) B2B
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (33.33%) ISPF
5 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Axway
5 2 (33.33%) SIEM
5 2 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) FireEye
5 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option

iSeries
Top Related 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 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (33.33%) TACACS
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Monitoring Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Tandem
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) B2B
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) RACF
1 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Axway
2 2 (33.33%) FireEye
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (33.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft