The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM AS/400
Rank 491 440 463
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +23
Contract jobs citing AS400 140 180 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 1.00% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 62 43
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£203 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.16% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £320 £269
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +19.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 7
Average hourly rate £23.25 £28.25 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% -39.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.25 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £32.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +47.72%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18977 18018 17291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11929 10808 10452
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

AS400
Jobs Demand Trend

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

AS400 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AS400
Daily Rate Trend

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

AS400 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AS400
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AS400 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

AS400 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AS400
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AS400 within the UK.

AS400 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AS400
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
England -70 96 £350 +1.44% 14
London -27 37 £335 -16.25% 6
South East -28 37 £363 +5.07% 3
Wales -3 24 £185 -38.33%
Surrey +14 20 £203 -42.14%
Redhill - 13 - -
Cardiff -8 9 £185 -50.66%
South Wales -18 9 £185 -38.33%
South West -1 8 £350 -30.00% 3
West Midlands -3 7 £318 -32.44%
Berkshire -1 6 £485 +94.00%
Scotland -9 5 £325 -
Hampshire -27 5 £383 +12.50%
Basingstoke - 5 £383 -
Warwickshire +6 4 £318 -34.53%
Devon +2 4 £350 - 1
Exeter - 4 £350 -
Rugby - 4 £318 -
East of England -3 3 £91 -71.55%
City of London -9 3 £450 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire -28 3 £500 +81.81%
Reading - 3 £485 -
Epsom - 3 £203 -
Kent +3 2 £200 -38.46% 3
Milton Keynes -8 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 2 - -
West Yorkshire -28 2 £500 +81.81%
Crawley - 2 £323 -
West Sussex - 2 £323 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £250 - 2

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 77 (33.48%) SQL
2 74 (32.17%) RPG
3 72 (31.30%) iSeries
4 67 (29.13%) Windows
5 51 (22.17%) Linux
5 51 (22.17%) IBM
6 49 (21.30%) Microsoft
6 49 (21.30%) DB2
7 39 (16.96%) Finance
8 37 (16.09%) VMware
9 32 (13.91%) Citrix
10 30 (13.04%) UNIX
11 28 (12.17%) Change Management
12 27 (11.74%) Mainframe
12 27 (11.74%) Banking
13 26 (11.30%) WebSphere
14 24 (10.43%) Tivoli
15 22 (9.57%) ITIL
16 21 (9.13%) .NET
16 21 (9.13%) SQL Server
16 21 (9.13%) ISEB
17 19 (8.26%) Cisco
17 19 (8.26%) AIX
17 19 (8.26%) ISTQB
17 19 (8.26%) Incident Management
18 18 (7.83%) Data Centre
19 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (7.39%) Retail
19 17 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (7.39%) Oracle

AS400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (11.30%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.61%) IIS
4 5 (2.17%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.30%) CICS
6 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.87%) iPlanet
6 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (3.48%) MS Office
2 5 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Maximo
2 4 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.30%) Misys Equation
4 2 (0.87%) BPCS
4 2 (0.87%) BusinessWare
4 2 (0.87%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.87%) INSURE/90
5 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.43%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.43%) Bond Adapt
5 1 (0.43%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.43%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.74%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.78%) Firewall
2 9 (3.91%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (3.91%) FTP
2 9 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.48%) SAN
4 2 (0.87%) X.400
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) SMS
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) VPN
5 1 (0.43%) SSL
5 1 (0.43%) VLAN
5 1 (0.43%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.30%) DB2
2 21 (9.13%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.48%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.87%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (0.87%) QlikView
6 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.87%) Ingres
7 1 (0.43%) MySQL
7 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.43%) Informix
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.43%) InterBase
7 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Selenium
1 4 (1.74%) TestComplete
1 4 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (1.74%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.30%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.30%) ChangeMan
2 3 (1.30%) Subversion
3 2 (0.87%) Synon
3 2 (0.87%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (16.96%) Finance
2 27 (11.74%) Banking
3 17 (7.39%) Retail
4 12 (5.22%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 60 (26.09%) Analyst
2 59 (25.65%) Developer
3 36 (15.65%) AS400 Developer
4 26 (11.30%) Tester
5 21 (9.13%) RPG Developer
6 18 (7.83%) Programmer
7 17 (7.39%) SQL Developer
8 14 (6.09%) Analyst Programmer
9 13 (5.65%) Consultant
9 13 (5.65%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.91%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.91%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.48%) Manual Tester
11 8 (3.48%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.48%) RPG Programmer
12 7 (3.04%) RPG Analyst Programmer
12 7 (3.04%) Architect
12 7 (3.04%) Senior Security Analyst
13 6 (2.61%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.13%) .NET
2 6 (2.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (2.17%) ISPF
3 5 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.74%) SOAP
4 4 (1.74%) ODBC
4 4 (1.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (1.74%) HTML
5 3 (1.30%) EDI
6 2 (0.87%) jQuery
6 2 (0.87%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.87%) Web Services
6 2 (0.87%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.43%) JRules
7 1 (0.43%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.43%) XML
7 1 (0.43%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 72 (31.30%) iSeries
2 27 (11.74%) Mainframe
3 18 (7.83%) Data Centre
4 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.17%) LPAR
6 5 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.74%) VSAM
7 4 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.87%) Derivative
8 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.87%) HACMP
8 2 (0.87%) FMCG
9 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.43%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) Replication
9 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 67 (29.13%) Windows
2 51 (22.17%) Linux
3 30 (13.04%) UNIX
4 19 (8.26%) AIX
5 17 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.65%) OS/400
7 11 (4.78%) zOS
8 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.74%) Android
8 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.74%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.30%) Solaris
9 3 (1.30%) OS/390
9 3 (1.30%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.87%) SUSE
10 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.87%) HPUX
10 2 (0.87%) VMS
11 1 (0.43%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.17%) Change Management
2 22 (9.57%) ITIL
3 19 (8.26%) Incident Management
4 14 (6.09%) Migration
4 14 (6.09%) Security Management
5 12 (5.22%) ERP
6 11 (4.78%) Information Security
6 11 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.35%) Content Management
7 10 (4.35%) Manual Testing
7 10 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 9 (3.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (3.91%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (3.91%) Project Management
9 8 (3.48%) Integration Testing
9 8 (3.48%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.04%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (2.61%) ETL
11 6 (2.61%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.61%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (33.48%) SQL
2 74 (32.17%) RPG
3 17 (7.39%) T-SQL
4 14 (6.09%) Java
4 14 (6.09%) RPG IV
5 11 (4.78%) C#
6 7 (3.04%) COBOL
6 7 (3.04%) VB
7 5 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.17%) JCL
8 4 (1.74%) REXX
8 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.87%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.87%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.87%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.43%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (9.13%) ISEB
2 19 (8.26%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.91%) CISSP
4 4 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.74%) Degree
5 2 (0.87%) CCSP
5 2 (0.87%) CCNA
5 2 (0.87%) CISM
6 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.35%) SLA
2 7 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.74%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.17%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.17%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (1.74%) vSphere
4 4 (1.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.87%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.87%) XenApp
5 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) RACF
6 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 24 (10.43%) Tivoli
2 11 (4.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.30%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.87%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 51 (22.17%) IBM
2 49 (21.30%) Microsoft
3 37 (16.09%) VMware
4 32 (13.91%) Citrix
5 19 (8.26%) Cisco
6 17 (7.39%) Oracle
6 17 (7.39%) SAP
7 15 (6.52%) Teradata
8 7 (3.04%) Infor
9 4 (1.74%) Endeca
9 4 (1.74%) Google
9 4 (1.74%) Coremetrics
9 4 (1.74%) MAPICS
10 3 (1.30%) Lotus
10 3 (1.30%) HP
10 3 (1.30%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.30%) Sun
10 3 (1.30%) Misys
10 3 (1.30%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.87%) BEA
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