The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM iSeries
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank - 56 64
Contract jobs citing iSeries 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.10% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +6.89% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 210 181 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 33.98% 26.89% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 93 110
Median daily rate £375 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +4.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 9
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.61% +9.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.71 £37.50 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in Hertfordshire

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in Hertfordshire