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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM AS/400
Rank 541 471 460
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -11
Contract jobs citing AS400 68 111 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.65% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 59 42
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£338 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £219 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £430 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £47.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.89% +62.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £47.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-64.89% +213.33%

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
16952 16963 14865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.32% 31.08% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10413 10531 8844
Average daily rate £420 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 663 636
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.78 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% -7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -68 51 £363 +3.57% 31
London -6 21 £375 -6.25% 7
South East -40 13 £385 +14.07% 6
Wales -8 10 £185 -53.75% 2
South Wales -4 7 £185 -53.75% 2
Berkshire -7 7 £456 +14.06% 1
East of England +11 5 £320 +28.00% 3
Cardiff +9 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Hampshire -13 5 £366 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £320 -
City of London +5 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Scotland -4 4 £300 -20.00% 4
East Midlands -11 4 £450 - 4
Basingstoke - 4 £383 -
Edinburgh - 4 £300 - 1
South West +4 3 £325 +25.00% 3
Maidenhead - 3 £450 -
Reading - 3 £485 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £343 -
Bristol +7 2 £360 +20.00% 1
Derbyshire +3 2 - -
Leicestershire -1 2 £450 - 1
Leicester +8 1 £450 -
Preston +7 1 - -
Lancashire +3 1 - -
Croydon -6 1 £325 -38.09% 1
West Midlands -15 1 - - 1
North West -19 1 - - 3
South Coast - 1 £350 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 53 (36.05%) iSeries
2 48 (32.65%) IBM
3 45 (30.61%) Finance
4 39 (26.53%) Windows
5 38 (25.85%) RPG
6 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
7 32 (21.77%) SQL
8 25 (17.01%) DB2
9 24 (16.33%) Banking
10 21 (14.29%) ITIL
11 20 (13.61%) UNIX
11 20 (13.61%) Linux
12 18 (12.24%) MS Office
12 18 (12.24%) VMware
13 17 (11.56%) OS/400
14 16 (10.88%) Project Management
14 16 (10.88%) Mainframe
14 16 (10.88%) WebSphere
15 15 (10.20%) RPG IV
15 15 (10.20%) TCP/IP
16 14 (9.52%) Citrix
16 14 (9.52%) Migration
17 13 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (8.84%) Retail
17 13 (8.84%) SLA
17 13 (8.84%) AIX
18 12 (8.16%) Oracle
18 12 (8.16%) COBOL
19 11 (7.48%) Security Management
19 11 (7.48%) ERP

AS400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 16 (10.88%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.04%) IIS
4 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
Applications
1 18 (12.24%) MS Office
2 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.40%) MS Project
4 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Maximo
1 5 (3.40%) Misys Equation
2 2 (1.36%) PRMS
2 2 (1.36%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.68%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.12%) FTP
3 7 (4.76%) Firewall
3 7 (4.76%) SAN
3 7 (4.76%) HTTP
3 7 (4.76%) WAN
3 7 (4.76%) LAN
4 5 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.40%) APPN
4 5 (3.40%) Internet
4 5 (3.40%) SNA
5 4 (2.72%) DNS
5 4 (2.72%) DHCP
6 2 (1.36%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.36%) Network Security
7 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.68%) Wireless
7 1 (0.68%) VLAN
7 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.01%) DB2
2 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.04%) MS Access
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.36%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.36%) Selenium
2 2 (1.36%) TestComplete
2 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.36%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 45 (30.61%) Finance
2 24 (16.33%) Banking
3 13 (8.84%) Retail
4 8 (5.44%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Automotive
6 2 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Back Office
6 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (29.93%) Analyst
2 22 (14.97%) Developer
3 16 (10.88%) Support Analyst
4 15 (10.20%) AS400 Developer
5 13 (8.84%) Tester
5 13 (8.84%) Test Analyst
6 12 (8.16%) RPG Developer
7 8 (5.44%) Administrator
7 8 (5.44%) Consultant
8 7 (4.76%) Programmer
8 7 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Security Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) AS400 Support
9 5 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.72%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.72%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) APPC
2 4 (2.72%) .NET
3 2 (1.36%) Flash
3 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.36%) SOAP
3 2 (1.36%) Web Services
3 2 (1.36%) HTML
3 2 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.36%) Middleware
3 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.05%) iSeries
2 16 (10.88%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.40%) LPAR
5 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.04%) Derivative
6 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.36%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (26.53%) Windows
2 20 (13.61%) UNIX
2 20 (13.61%) Linux
3 17 (11.56%) OS/400
4 13 (8.84%) AIX
5 9 (6.12%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.44%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.40%) i5/OS
7 5 (3.40%) zOS
8 4 (2.72%) Solaris
8 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) HPUX
9 2 (1.36%) Android
9 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.68%) SUSE
10 1 (0.68%) NetWare
10 1 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.29%) ITIL
2 16 (10.88%) Project Management
3 14 (9.52%) Migration
4 13 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.48%) Security Management
5 11 (7.48%) ERP
6 10 (6.80%) Incident Management
6 10 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.44%) OO
8 8 (5.44%) Test Scripting
9 7 (4.76%) Information Security
10 6 (4.08%) UML
10 6 (4.08%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.08%) Software Testing
10 6 (4.08%) Service Management
10 6 (4.08%) Data Migration
11 5 (3.40%) Test Management
11 5 (3.40%) Investment Management
11 5 (3.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.85%) RPG
2 32 (21.77%) SQL
3 15 (10.20%) RPG IV
4 12 (8.16%) COBOL
5 8 (5.44%) C
6 4 (2.72%) Java
6 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.72%) RPG/400
7 2 (1.36%) C#
7 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) JCL
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (7.48%) ISEB
2 9 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.40%) IBM Certification
5 4 (2.72%) CISSP
5 4 (2.72%) Degree
6 3 (2.04%) MCITP
6 3 (2.04%) MCP
6 3 (2.04%) MCSE
7 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.36%) PMP
7 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.36%) HP APS
8 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.68%) VCP5
8 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.84%) SLA
2 5 (3.40%) QA
3 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.40%) PowerHA
3 4 (2.72%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.68%) vSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (6.80%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.40%) Tivoli NetView
4 4 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (32.65%) IBM
2 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (12.24%) VMware
4 14 (9.52%) Citrix
5 12 (8.16%) Oracle
6 9 (6.12%) SAP
7 8 (5.44%) HP
8 5 (3.40%) Misys
8 5 (3.40%) NetIQ
9 4 (2.72%) BMC
9 4 (2.72%) Intel
10 3 (2.04%) NetApp
10 3 (2.04%) Symantec
10 3 (2.04%) Charles River
10 3 (2.04%) Unisys
11 2 (1.36%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.36%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.36%) Cisco
11 2 (1.36%) Endeca
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