The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM AS/400
Rank 28 35 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs citing AS400 8 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.19% 2.89% 12.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.94% 12.99% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 15
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£400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £375 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £47.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-64.89% +213.33%
AS400
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
67 77 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.69% 22.25% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 40
Average daily rate £290 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -22.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.34 £14.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

AS400
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AS400 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

AS400 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

AS400
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AS400 across the Cardiff region.

AS400 Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

AS400
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AS400 across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

AS400 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing AS400 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AS400.

1 22 (100.00%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) IBM
3 10 (45.45%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) Project Management
5 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
6 7 (31.82%) Service Management
6 7 (31.82%) ISEB
6 7 (31.82%) MS Office
6 7 (31.82%) ITIL
7 6 (27.27%) Banking
8 5 (22.73%) Workflow
8 5 (22.73%) MCP
8 5 (22.73%) UML
8 5 (22.73%) OO
8 5 (22.73%) HP
8 5 (22.73%) SLA
8 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (22.73%) iSeries
8 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Analytics
9 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (18.18%) MS Project
9 4 (18.18%) OS/400
10 3 (13.64%) UNIX
10 3 (13.64%) COBOL
10 3 (13.64%) RPG
10 3 (13.64%) DB2
10 3 (13.64%) TestDirector

AS400
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing AS400 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AS400. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Project
3 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Support Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Service Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (22.73%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (22.73%) Applications Support
3 5 (22.73%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Software Manager
4 2 (9.09%) AS400 Support
4 2 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) iSeries
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) OS/400
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) AIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Project Management
2 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 7 (31.82%) Service Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Workflow
4 5 (22.73%) UML
4 5 (22.73%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) IT Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) COBOL
1 3 (13.64%) RPG
1 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) MCP
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.55%) VCP5
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) IBM
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) VMware