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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM AS/400
UK
Rank 562 494 508
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +14
Contract jobs citing AS400 38 124 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.74% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 44
Median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -31.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £27.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -31.64%

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
14619 16773 15757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.60% 32.98% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10626 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 704 641
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 -46 35 £300 -13.04% 13
South East 0 16 £350 +2.94% 4
Surrey +10 8 £400 +10.34%
Milton Keynes +10 6 £300 -
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £300 -
Dorking - 6 - -
London -20 5 £465 +28.27% 1
North West - 4 £300 - 1
South West +12 3 £285 -21.37%
West Midlands -2 3 - - 4
Yorkshire +10 2 £300 - 2
Leicester +9 2 £300 -
Leicestershire +4 2 £300 -
South Wales +1 2 £300 +39.53%
Wales -4 2 £300 +39.53%
East Midlands -7 2 £300 -
North East -18 2 £275 -14.72%
Liverpool - 2 £330 -
Taunton - 2 £285 -
Merseyside - 2 £330 -
Somerset - 2 £285 -
West Yorkshire +15 1 £300 - 2
Cardiff +15 1 - -
Crawley +12 1 - -
Leeds +4 1 £300 -
West Sussex +2 1 - -
Bristol +2 1 - -
Birmingham -4 1 - - 4
City of London -15 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £263 - 1

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 64 (54.70%) RPG
2 45 (38.46%) iSeries
3 36 (30.77%) SQL
4 29 (24.79%) DB2
5 28 (23.93%) IBM
6 27 (23.08%) Finance
7 26 (22.22%) RPG IV
8 17 (14.53%) Migration
9 15 (12.82%) Windows
10 11 (9.40%) JD Edwards
11 10 (8.55%) VMware
11 10 (8.55%) Linux
11 10 (8.55%) Citrix
11 10 (8.55%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (7.69%) Active Directory
12 9 (7.69%) HP
12 9 (7.69%) ITIL
12 9 (7.69%) Tivoli
13 8 (6.84%) Thin Client
13 8 (6.84%) Change Management
13 8 (6.84%) Wyse
13 8 (6.84%) Hitachi
13 8 (6.84%) OS/400
13 8 (6.84%) Fat Client
13 8 (6.84%) RPG/400
13 8 (6.84%) XenApp
13 8 (6.84%) XenDesktop
14 7 (5.98%) JDE World

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 5 (4.27%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.71%) IBM Domino
2 2 (1.71%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.85%) CICS
3 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) JDE World
2 3 (2.56%) Misys Equation
3 2 (1.71%) BPCS
3 2 (1.71%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.71%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.85%) Maximo
4 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.85%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.85%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.85%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.85%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) FTP
1 2 (1.71%) Network Security
1 2 (1.71%) SAN
2 1 (0.85%) CTI
2 1 (0.85%) LAN
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.79%) DB2
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.71%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) DTS
4 1 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) JIRA
2 2 (1.71%) LSMW
3 1 (0.85%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.85%) PVCS
3 1 (0.85%) Synon
General
1 27 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.56%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (38.46%) Developer
2 33 (28.21%) Analyst
2 33 (28.21%) AS400 Developer
3 30 (25.64%) RPG Developer
4 12 (10.26%) AS400 Support
5 11 (9.40%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.55%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Programmer
8 6 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) AS400 Operator
9 5 (4.27%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.27%) RPG Programmer
10 4 (3.42%) Administrator
10 4 (3.42%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.42%) AS400 Administrator
10 4 (3.42%) Developer Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) EDI
2 4 (3.42%) .NET
3 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.56%) XML
4 2 (1.71%) BAPI
4 2 (1.71%) HTML
4 2 (1.71%) HTML5
4 2 (1.71%) Middleware
4 2 (1.71%) WPF
5 1 (0.85%) CSS
5 1 (0.85%) jQuery
5 1 (0.85%) Sass
5 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (38.46%) iSeries
2 8 (6.84%) Fat Client
2 8 (6.84%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.71%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.71%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.71%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.85%) EPoS
7 1 (0.85%) FMCG
7 1 (0.85%) iPad
7 1 (0.85%) IVR
7 1 (0.85%) Tandem
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.82%) Windows
2 10 (8.55%) Linux
2 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.84%) OS/400
4 5 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.71%) AIX
6 2 (1.71%) Unix
6 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) Migration
2 10 (8.55%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (7.69%) ITIL
4 8 (6.84%) Change Management
5 7 (5.98%) High Availability
6 6 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.27%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.27%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (4.27%) Project Management
7 5 (4.27%) Scrum
8 4 (3.42%) ERP
8 4 (3.42%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.56%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.56%) Data Architecture
9 3 (2.56%) Data Migration
9 3 (2.56%) ETL
9 3 (2.56%) Logistics
9 3 (2.56%) System Testing
9 3 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (54.70%) RPG
2 36 (30.77%) SQL
3 26 (22.22%) RPG IV
4 8 (6.84%) RPG/400
5 5 (4.27%) C#
6 4 (3.42%) COBOL
7 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.71%) Java
8 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.85%) C
9 1 (0.85%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.71%) CCNA
1 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (1.71%) MCSE
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.85%) CCNP
2 1 (0.85%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) MCDBA
2 1 (0.85%) MCP
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) GMP
2 1 (0.85%) GxP
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.84%) XenApp
2 8 (6.84%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.85%) Control-M
3 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.85%) SCCM
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (23.93%) IBM
2 11 (9.40%) JD Edwards
3 10 (8.55%) Citrix
3 10 (8.55%) VMware
4 9 (7.69%) HP
5 8 (6.84%) Hitachi
5 8 (6.84%) Wyse
6 4 (3.42%) SAP
7 3 (2.56%) CommVault
7 3 (2.56%) Misys
8 2 (1.71%) CA
8 2 (1.71%) Lotus
8 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.71%) Oracle
9 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.85%) arcserve
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco
9 1 (0.85%) Dell
9 1 (0.85%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.85%) Symantec
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