The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
Rank 581 564 567
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing OS/400 9 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.073% 0.079% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £320 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12323 11383 12054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.55% 22.26% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6995 6240 5965
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1009 1231
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 13 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 1 August 2014. 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 -2 9 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England -14 7 £334 +11.25%
Bedfordshire -17 7 £334 -
South East -6 1 £350 - 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
London - - - -
Luton - - - -
Rochester - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

OS/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) iSeries
2 10 (76.92%) AS400
3 4 (30.77%) RPG
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) COBOL
4 3 (23.08%) DB2
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (15.38%) i5/OS
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) HTTP
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) Banking
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) UML
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) JBoss
6 1 (7.69%) Apache
6 1 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.69%) Ingres
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) WAN

OS/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) APPN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) Ingres
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
1 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) AS400 Support
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Support
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
2 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Manager
3 1 (7.69%) AS400 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) iSeries
2 10 (76.92%) AS400
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) i5/OS
1 2 (15.38%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) UML
2 1 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) High Availability
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) RPG
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) COBOL
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli NetView
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Riverbed