The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM AS/400
Rank 141 131 130
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing AS400 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.18% 0.100%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.63% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£400 £500 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +39.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £11.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+243.47% -41.77%
AS400
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
847 792 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.21% 27.97% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 405 389
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

AS400
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

AS400 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

AS400
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

AS400 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

AS400
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AS400 across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

AS400 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

AS400
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AS400 across the North West region.

AS400 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

AS400
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 2 £438 -12.50% 1
Lancashire - 1 £300 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
AS400
England

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (66.67%) RPG
1 8 (66.67%) iSeries
2 6 (50.00%) BPCS
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) FTP
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (16.67%) APPC
4 2 (16.67%) APPN
4 2 (16.67%) DB2
4 2 (16.67%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) PMP
4 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) COBOL
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (16.67%) i5/OS
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) OS/400
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (8.33%) CA Wily
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (8.33%) Tumbleweed

AS400
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (50.00%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (16.67%) APPN
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) APPC
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) iSeries
2 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) i5/OS
1 2 (16.67%) OS/400
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) HPUX
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) RPG
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) COBOL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) PMP
1 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (8.33%) CA Wily
2 1 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (8.33%) Foglight
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Tumbleweed
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Sun
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO