The table below looks at the statistics for OS/400 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OS/400 over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
Rank 624 613 591
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs citing OS/400 6 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.005% 0.015%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.048% 0.024% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
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£285 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12482 12618 12040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.38% 22.32% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7418 7200 6733
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 1099 1021
Average hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

OS/400
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OS/400 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

OS/400 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OS/400
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OS/400 within the UK.

OS/400 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OS/400
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OS/400 within the UK.

OS/400 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OS/400
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/400 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
London -4 5 - - 1
England -8 5 - - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £285 -
Scotland - 1 £285 -

OS/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OS/400 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 OS/400.

1 13 (81.25%) AS400
2 10 (62.50%) DB2
3 9 (56.25%) RPG
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) iSeries
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) VMS
8 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
8 2 (12.50%) OS/390
8 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
8 2 (12.50%) UNIX
8 2 (12.50%) MS Project
8 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) UML
8 2 (12.50%) OO
8 2 (12.50%) COBOL
8 2 (12.50%) Security Management
8 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
8 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (12.50%) Degree

OS/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OS/400 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 OS/400. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) DB2 Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) AS400 Support
4 1 (6.25%) RPG Developer
4 1 (6.25%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) AS400
2 6 (37.50%) iSeries
3 2 (12.50%) LPAR
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) VMS
1 2 (12.50%) OS/390
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Security Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) RPG
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) COBOL
3 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) RPG IV
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Kronos
2 1 (6.25%) Infor
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle