The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM AS/400
Rank 211 208 223
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing AS400 45 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 1.17% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 14
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£350 £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.88% -7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +66.66%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2799 2224 2476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.12% 25.73% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1590 1201 1121
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 116 186
Average hourly rate £16.61 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.95% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

AS400
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

AS400 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

AS400
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

AS400 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

AS400
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

AS400 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

AS400
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Hampshire +12 28 £350 - 1
Kent +2 7 £325 +35.41%
Surrey +1 6 £350 +118.75%
Berkshire +1 4 £376 -22.97% 1
Thames Valley - - - -
AS400
England

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 41 (54.67%) iSeries
2 28 (37.33%) Finance
3 23 (30.67%) RPG
4 22 (29.33%) ERP
5 21 (28.00%) IBM
6 12 (16.00%) SQL
7 10 (13.33%) ITIL
7 10 (13.33%) RPG IV
8 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (9.33%) Mainframe
9 7 (9.33%) RPG/400
10 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.00%) UNIX
10 6 (8.00%) DB2
11 5 (6.67%) COBOL
11 5 (6.67%) BPCS
11 5 (6.67%) Internet
11 5 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (6.67%) Service Management
11 5 (6.67%) Logistics
11 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
11 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
12 4 (5.33%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.33%) SWIFT
12 4 (5.33%) Technical Analysis
12 4 (5.33%) Lean Six Sigma
12 4 (5.33%) Misys Midas
12 4 (5.33%) Workflow
12 4 (5.33%) TOGAF

AS400
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.33%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) BPCS
2 4 (5.33%) Misys Midas
3 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.33%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.33%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.33%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) RTP
2 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.33%) LAN
2 1 (1.33%) WAN
2 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) DB2
2 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) QlikView
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) ERwin
2 3 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.33%) LSMW
General
1 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Automotive
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
2 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Analyst
2 17 (22.67%) Consultant
3 16 (21.33%) Developer
4 13 (17.33%) Technical Support
5 9 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Programmer
7 7 (9.33%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (9.33%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Administrator
9 4 (5.33%) Technical Administrator
9 4 (5.33%) AS400 Administrator
9 4 (5.33%) AS400 Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Mainframe Consultant
10 3 (4.00%) AS400 Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
11 2 (2.67%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) XML
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
2 3 (4.00%) .NET
2 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 3 (4.00%) JSON
2 3 (4.00%) RESTful
3 2 (2.67%) BAPI
4 1 (1.33%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) ODBC
4 1 (1.33%) EDI
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.33%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (1.33%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 41 (54.67%) iSeries
2 7 (9.33%) Mainframe
3 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) UNIX
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) AIX
4 1 (1.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) ERP
2 10 (13.33%) ITIL
3 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.67%) Service Management
5 5 (6.67%) Logistics
5 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (5.33%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (5.33%) Workflow
6 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.33%) Six Sigma
6 4 (5.33%) DSDM
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.00%) Migration
7 3 (4.00%) Change Management
7 3 (4.00%) ITSM
7 3 (4.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) RPG
2 12 (16.00%) SQL
3 10 (13.33%) RPG IV
4 7 (9.33%) RPG/400
5 5 (6.67%) COBOL
6 4 (5.33%) C
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) ABAP
7 1 (1.33%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.33%) MCSE
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.33%) MCDST
1 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.33%) GxP
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) SCOM
2 2 (2.67%) Control-M
2 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) IBM
2 3 (4.00%) Citrix
3 2 (2.67%) SunGard
3 2 (2.67%) Intel
3 2 (2.67%) SAP
3 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.33%) Sybase
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.33%) Informatica