The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM AS/400
Rank 556 516 469
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -47
Contract jobs citing AS400 91 117 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.65% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 75 77
Median daily rate £350 £318 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £282 £210 £320
% change year-on-year
+34.28% -34.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -24.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50

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
17832 17935 17416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.24% 31.96% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11535 11197 10680
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 679 704
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

AS400
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing AS400 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 78 £350 - 9
London +15 40 £450 +36.36% 3
South East +4 22 £269 -30.64% 6
South Wales +12 10 £225 +16.88% 1
Wales +4 10 £225 +21.62% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 10 £211 +75.41%
North East -47 10 £211 +75.41%
Tyne and Wear -51 10 £211 +75.41%
Surrey +2 8 £184 - 1
Cardiff +2 8 £350 +81.81% 1
Docklands, London - 7 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +9 4 - -
Milton Keynes +6 4 - -
East Midlands +4 4 £300 -22.58%
Northamptonshire - 4 £300 -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Berkshire -10 3 £325 -31.03% 1
Wellingborough - 3 £300 -
City of London +48 2 £325 -29.72% 1
Kent - 2 £130 - 2
Hampshire +6 1 £350 -2.09%
Slough +4 1 £300 -
North West -10 1 £525 -
Scotland -11 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £413 -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Redhill - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £525 -

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing AS400 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AS400.

1 71 (36.79%) iSeries
2 64 (33.16%) Windows
3 63 (32.64%) RPG
4 62 (32.12%) SQL
5 61 (31.61%) IBM
6 52 (26.94%) Finance
7 46 (23.83%) Linux
8 39 (20.21%) DB2
9 34 (17.62%) Mainframe
9 34 (17.62%) Change Management
10 28 (14.51%) VMware
11 27 (13.99%) ITIL
11 27 (13.99%) Data Centre
12 23 (11.92%) Unix
12 23 (11.92%) Oracle
12 23 (11.92%) Tivoli
12 23 (11.92%) Banking
13 22 (11.40%) Citrix
13 22 (11.40%) Incident Management
14 21 (10.88%) RPG IV
14 21 (10.88%) Active Directory
15 20 (10.36%) HP
15 20 (10.36%) Cisco
15 20 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (9.84%) Windows 7
16 19 (9.84%) SAP
17 18 (9.33%) MCP
18 17 (8.81%) COBOL
18 17 (8.81%) Migration
18 17 (8.81%) Project Management

AS400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (7.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.66%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.11%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.59%) IIS
5 4 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.07%) CICS
5 4 (2.07%) iPlanet
5 4 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.04%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) Confluence
7 1 (0.52%) JBoss
7 1 (0.52%) nginx
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (7.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.18%) Misys Equation
2 6 (3.11%) INSURE/90
3 4 (2.07%) BusinessWare
3 4 (2.07%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.07%) SAP R/3
3 4 (2.07%) Unica
4 3 (1.55%) Misys Midas
5 2 (1.04%) assyst
6 1 (0.52%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.18%) Mimecast
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.77%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.74%) LAN
3 12 (6.22%) WAN
4 11 (5.70%) Firewall
5 10 (5.18%) Wireless
6 6 (3.11%) Internet
6 6 (3.11%) Intranet
6 6 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (2.59%) FTP
8 3 (1.55%) SAN
9 2 (1.04%) CTI
9 2 (1.04%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.52%) 3G
10 1 (0.52%) DHCP
10 1 (0.52%) DNS
10 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.21%) DB2
2 13 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.07%) DB2 UDB
3 4 (2.07%) DTS
3 4 (2.07%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) DataStage
4 1 (0.52%) MySQL
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (2.07%) HP UFT
2 3 (1.55%) ChangeMan
2 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.55%) JIRA
2 3 (1.55%) Selenium
2 3 (1.55%) WinRunner
3 2 (1.04%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.52%) Ant
4 1 (0.52%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.52%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.52%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (26.94%) Finance
2 23 (11.92%) Banking
3 9 (4.66%) Legal
3 9 (4.66%) Retail
4 6 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (29.02%) Analyst
2 53 (27.46%) Developer
3 47 (24.35%) RPG Developer
4 43 (22.28%) AS400 Developer
5 16 (8.29%) Linux Operator
6 15 (7.77%) Test Analyst
7 14 (7.25%) Citrix Specialist
7 14 (7.25%) Linux Specialist
7 14 (7.25%) VMware Specialist
8 12 (6.22%) Programmer
9 11 (5.70%) Architect
9 11 (5.70%) Service Analyst
10 10 (5.18%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (4.66%) AS400 Support
11 9 (4.66%) AS400 Test Analyst
12 8 (4.15%) AS400 Operator
12 8 (4.15%) AS400 Programmer
13 7 (3.63%) COBOL Programmer
13 7 (3.63%) Project Manager
14 6 (3.11%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.22%) .NET
2 9 (4.66%) Middleware
3 8 (4.15%) ISPF
4 4 (2.07%) MSMQ
4 4 (2.07%) ODBC
4 4 (2.07%) SAP XI
5 3 (1.55%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.04%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.52%) EDI
7 1 (0.52%) HTML
7 1 (0.52%) LAMP
7 1 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.52%) WPF
7 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (36.79%) iSeries
2 34 (17.62%) Mainframe
3 27 (13.99%) Data Centre
4 17 (8.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 16 (8.29%) Management Information System
6 12 (6.22%) Blackberry
7 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
8 9 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (4.66%) Mathematics
8 9 (4.66%) Tandem
9 8 (4.15%) User Experience
10 6 (3.11%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (2.07%) Client/Server
11 4 (2.07%) FMCG
12 3 (1.55%) HACMP
13 2 (1.04%) iPad
13 2 (1.04%) IVR
13 2 (1.04%) LPAR
13 2 (1.04%) Replication
14 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 64 (33.16%) Windows
2 46 (23.83%) Linux
3 23 (11.92%) Unix
4 20 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.84%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.22%) zOS
7 10 (5.18%) AIX
7 10 (5.18%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.63%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.11%) Windows Server
10 5 (2.59%) Solaris
10 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.07%) OS/400
12 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.04%) MVS
14 1 (0.52%) HPUX
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.62%) Change Management
2 27 (13.99%) ITIL
3 22 (11.40%) Incident Management
4 17 (8.81%) Migration
4 17 (8.81%) Project Management
5 12 (6.22%) Coaching
5 12 (6.22%) SDLC
5 12 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.18%) Information Security
6 10 (5.18%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.18%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (5.18%) Test Scripting
6 10 (5.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (4.66%) Integration Testing
7 9 (4.66%) ITSM
7 9 (4.66%) Network Management
7 9 (4.66%) SAP Security
8 8 (4.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.64%) RPG
2 62 (32.12%) SQL
3 21 (10.88%) RPG IV
4 17 (8.81%) COBOL
5 13 (6.74%) Java
6 12 (6.22%) C
7 10 (5.18%) JCL
8 9 (4.66%) RPG/400
9 6 (3.11%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.07%) C++
10 4 (2.07%) REXX
11 3 (1.55%) C#
12 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.04%) VB
13 1 (0.52%) Delphi
13 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.52%) Python
13 1 (0.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (9.33%) MCP
2 14 (7.25%) Degree
3 13 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (6.74%) MCSE
3 13 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.70%) ISEB
5 10 (5.18%) CISSP
6 9 (4.66%) CCNA
6 9 (4.66%) CCNP
6 9 (4.66%) MCDBA
7 8 (4.15%) ISTQB
7 8 (4.15%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.63%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (2.07%) CCSP
9 4 (2.07%) CISM
9 4 (2.07%) MCDST
10 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.70%) SLA
2 8 (4.15%) QA
3 6 (3.11%) ISO27002
3 6 (3.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.07%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.04%) SEPA
6 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.52%) GxP
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 7 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.07%) ClearTrust
4 4 (2.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (2.07%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.52%) Docker
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (11.92%) Tivoli
2 9 (4.66%) Backup Exec
2 9 (4.66%) HP SIM
2 9 (4.66%) OpenView
2 9 (4.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (2.59%) SCCM
3 5 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.07%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (2.07%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.04%) Control-M
6 1 (0.52%) Ansible
6 1 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.52%) OVSD
6 1 (0.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) Scalr
6 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (31.61%) IBM
2 28 (14.51%) VMware
3 23 (11.92%) Oracle
4 22 (11.40%) Citrix
5 20 (10.36%) Cisco
5 20 (10.36%) HP
6 19 (9.84%) SAP
7 14 (7.25%) Microsoft
8 10 (5.18%) Avaya
8 10 (5.18%) Misys
9 9 (4.66%) Becrypt
9 9 (4.66%) Symantec
10 5 (2.59%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.07%) BEA
11 4 (2.07%) CA
11 4 (2.07%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.07%) Informatica
11 4 (2.07%) Sybase
11 4 (2.07%) Vitria
12 2 (1.04%) Cognos
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