The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 39 41 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing AS400 11 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.35% 2.33% 6.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.66% 11.02% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 15
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£313 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +13.33%
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
Wales

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

Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
127 118 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.14% 21.11% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 49
Average daily rate £338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Average hourly rate £19.95 £25.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.20% +62.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £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 South Wales

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

AS400 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

AS400
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

AS400 Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

AS400
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

AS400 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

AS400
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

AS400 Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

AS400
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
Cardiff +7 8 £400 -3.03% 2
Newport - 1 £325 -
AS400
Wales

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 24 (92.31%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) IBM
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) ISEB
5 9 (34.62%) Project Management
6 8 (30.77%) Banking
6 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
7 7 (26.92%) Service Management
7 7 (26.92%) MS Office
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 6 (23.08%) OS/400
9 5 (19.23%) UML
9 5 (19.23%) OO
9 5 (19.23%) MCP
9 5 (19.23%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (19.23%) SLA
9 5 (19.23%) WebSphere
9 5 (19.23%) Workflow
9 5 (19.23%) iSeries
9 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (15.38%) Analytics
10 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
10 4 (15.38%) MS Project
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
11 3 (11.54%) TestDirector

AS400
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (19.23%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Project
3 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.54%) TestDirector
General
1 24 (92.31%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) Applications Support
3 5 (19.23%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Software Manager
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) AS400 Support
5 2 (7.69%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) iSeries
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) OS/400
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Project Management
2 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
3 7 (26.92%) Service Management
3 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) UML
4 5 (19.23%) OO
4 5 (19.23%) Workflow
5 4 (15.38%) Analytics
5 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Management
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) IT Governance
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
1 3 (11.54%) COBOL
1 3 (11.54%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) MCP
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) IBM
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) VMware