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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM AS/400
Rank 525 460 464
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +4
Contract jobs citing AS400 88 129 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.78% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 32
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£335 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £456 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +12.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-49.23% +56.62%

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
17406 16611 15160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.55% 31.50% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10672 10333 8898
Average daily rate £415 £407 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 693 668 649
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 27 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 27 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 -55 71 £350 -6.66% 31
London -8 26 £355 -11.25% 6
South East -24 17 £385 +48.79% 6
Wales -10 13 £200 -50.00% 1
South West +14 8 £216 -16.82% 3
Cardiff +3 8 £200 -50.00% 1
Berkshire +1 8 £450 +71.42%
South Wales -8 8 £200 -50.00% 1
City of London +1 7 £463 +15.62% 3
Hampshire 0 6 £350 +44.32% 2
East of England -8 6 £320 +12.28% 1
East Midlands -12 6 £388 - 3
Hertfordshire - 6 £320 -
Basingstoke - 5 £366 -
Maidenhead - 4 £450 -
Bristol +2 3 £325 +8.33% 2
Leicestershire 0 3 £388 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £343 -
Reading - 3 £485 -
Yorkshire - 3 £438 - 1
Edinburgh -1 2 £275 - 1
Derbyshire -5 2 - -
Scotland -7 2 £275 -26.66% 3
Croydon -9 2 £325 -31.57%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Avon - 2 £210 -
South Coast - 2 £350 -
Leicester +8 1 £450 -
West Midlands -14 1 - - 4

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 51 (32.90%) iSeries
2 45 (29.03%) Windows
3 43 (27.74%) RPG
4 42 (27.10%) IBM
5 41 (26.45%) Microsoft
6 39 (25.16%) Finance
7 36 (23.23%) SQL
8 26 (16.77%) UNIX
9 24 (15.48%) Linux
9 24 (15.48%) DB2
10 23 (14.84%) ITIL
11 21 (13.55%) Banking
12 19 (12.26%) VMware
12 19 (12.26%) Mainframe
12 19 (12.26%) WebSphere
13 18 (11.61%) MS Office
14 16 (10.32%) AIX
14 16 (10.32%) OS/400
14 16 (10.32%) Project Management
15 15 (9.68%) Citrix
16 14 (9.03%) TCP/IP
16 14 (9.03%) Migration
16 14 (9.03%) RPG IV
17 13 (8.39%) Data Centre
17 13 (8.39%) SLA
17 13 (8.39%) Oracle
18 12 (7.74%) Tivoli
18 12 (7.74%) Security Management
18 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (7.10%) Retail

AS400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 19 (12.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.58%) IIS
4 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.65%) CICS
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (11.61%) MS Office
2 8 (5.16%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.23%) MS Project
4 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Maximo
2 5 (3.23%) Misys Equation
3 3 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.29%) PRMS
4 2 (1.29%) Bond Adapt
5 1 (0.65%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.65%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.65%) INSURE/90
5 1 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.81%) FTP
3 8 (5.16%) SAN
4 7 (4.52%) Firewall
5 6 (3.87%) HTTP
5 6 (3.87%) LAN
5 6 (3.87%) WAN
5 6 (3.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.58%) DHCP
6 4 (2.58%) Internet
6 4 (2.58%) APPN
6 4 (2.58%) SNA
6 4 (2.58%) DNS
7 2 (1.29%) Network Security
8 1 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.65%) VLAN
8 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless
8 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) DB2
2 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.94%) MS Access
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.29%) QlikView
7 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.29%) Selenium
2 2 (1.29%) TestComplete
2 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.29%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.29%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.65%) Subversion
3 1 (0.65%) Synon
3 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 39 (25.16%) Finance
2 21 (13.55%) Banking
3 11 (7.10%) Retail
4 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.29%) Legal
6 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) German Language
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (29.68%) Analyst
2 32 (20.65%) Developer
3 17 (10.97%) AS400 Developer
4 16 (10.32%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.10%) Tester
5 11 (7.10%) RPG Developer
6 10 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) Programmer
7 9 (5.81%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.16%) Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.52%) Administrator
9 7 (4.52%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) AS400 Support
11 5 (3.23%) Analyst Programmer
12 4 (2.58%) Technical Support
12 4 (2.58%) Service Analyst
12 4 (2.58%) Project Manager
12 4 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) .NET
2 4 (2.58%) APPC
3 3 (1.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.29%) Middleware
4 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.29%) SOAP
4 2 (1.29%) Web Services
4 2 (1.29%) Flash
4 2 (1.29%) ISPF
4 2 (1.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (1.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) EDI
5 1 (0.65%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 51 (32.90%) iSeries
2 19 (12.26%) Mainframe
3 13 (8.39%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.81%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.23%) LPAR
7 3 (1.94%) Derivative
7 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.29%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.65%) Clustering
9 1 (0.65%) VSAM
9 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) HACMP
9 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.03%) Windows
2 26 (16.77%) UNIX
3 24 (15.48%) Linux
4 16 (10.32%) OS/400
4 16 (10.32%) AIX
5 8 (5.16%) Windows XP
5 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.16%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.87%) zOS
7 4 (2.58%) i5/OS
7 4 (2.58%) Solaris
8 3 (1.94%) HPUX
8 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.29%) Android
9 2 (1.29%) SUSE
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.84%) ITIL
2 16 (10.32%) Project Management
3 14 (9.03%) Migration
4 12 (7.74%) Security Management
4 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.45%) SDLC
6 9 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (5.16%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.16%) Information Security
7 8 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.16%) OO
7 8 (5.16%) ERP
8 7 (4.52%) Change Management
8 7 (4.52%) Content Management
8 7 (4.52%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.87%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (3.87%) UML
10 5 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.23%) Time Management
10 5 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.74%) RPG
2 36 (23.23%) SQL
3 14 (9.03%) RPG IV
4 10 (6.45%) COBOL
5 9 (5.81%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.16%) Java
7 7 (4.52%) C
8 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.58%) RPG/400
10 3 (1.94%) JCL
11 2 (1.29%) C#
11 2 (1.29%) REXX
12 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.45%) ISEB
2 8 (5.16%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.58%) CISSP
4 4 (2.58%) Degree
4 4 (2.58%) IBM Certification
5 2 (1.29%) MCITP
5 2 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.29%) MCSE
5 2 (1.29%) PMP
5 2 (1.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.65%) MCP
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) HP APS
6 1 (0.65%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.39%) SLA
2 5 (3.23%) QA
3 4 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (2.58%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.29%) vSphere
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.58%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.29%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.65%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (27.10%) IBM
2 41 (26.45%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.26%) VMware
4 15 (9.68%) Citrix
5 13 (8.39%) Oracle
6 10 (6.45%) SAP
7 7 (4.52%) HP
7 7 (4.52%) Teradata
8 5 (3.23%) Misys
8 5 (3.23%) BMC
9 4 (2.58%) Intel
9 4 (2.58%) NetIQ
10 3 (1.94%) Symantec
10 3 (1.94%) Charles River
10 3 (1.94%) NetApp
10 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.94%) Unisys
11 2 (1.29%) Cisco
11 2 (1.29%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
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