The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 129 126
Rank change year-on-year +27 -3  
Contract jobs citing iSeries 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 0.039% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.13% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £348 - £120
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 564 783 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.47% 30.24% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 429 383
Median daily rate £358 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 25
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +116.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £55.40
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

iSeries
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iSeries in Scotland

iSeries
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iSeries in Scotland

iSeries
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 3 £330 -
Edinburgh - 2 £440 -
iSeries
UK

iSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for iSeries.

1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) zOS
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Tandem
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) RACF
5 2 (22.22%) JCL
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) TACACS
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
5 2 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) B2B
5 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
5 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) ISPF
5 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
5 2 (22.22%) Axway
5 2 (22.22%) SIEM
5 2 (22.22%) Malware Analysis

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (22.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (22.22%) TACACS
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Monitoring Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) ISPF
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Tandem
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) zOS
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) B2B
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JCL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) RACF
1 2 (22.22%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Axway
2 2 (22.22%) FireEye
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft