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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
Rank 566 556 529
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing OS/400 10 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.020% 0.018%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.086% 0.090% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £383 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
11605 11139 9628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.16% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6688 6038 5075
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 1028 1016
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OS/400 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

OS/400 Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -2 5 £325 -21.21%
Wales -9 5 £325 -21.21%
England -18 4 £275 -28.38% 1
Cardiff 0 3 £375 -6.25%
South East - 3 £274 -
East of England - 1 £450 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
North West - - - -

OS/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (86.67%) AS400
2 12 (80.00%) IBM
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) RPG
3 9 (60.00%) iSeries
4 7 (46.67%) DB2
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (46.67%) Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) HTTP
5 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 6 (40.00%) COBOL
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Retail
6 5 (33.33%) i5/OS
7 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
7 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
7 4 (26.67%) NetIQ
7 4 (26.67%) APPC
7 4 (26.67%) APPN
7 4 (26.67%) C
7 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) FTP
7 4 (26.67%) SNA
7 4 (26.67%) IBM Certification

OS/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (40.00%) HTTP
3 4 (26.67%) FTP
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) SNA
3 4 (26.67%) Internet
3 4 (26.67%) APPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) DB2
2 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Support
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) AS400 Support
5 2 (13.33%) Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) AS400
2 9 (60.00%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) i5/OS
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
7 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) UML
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) PDM
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) RPG
2 6 (40.00%) COBOL
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) C
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (13.33%) RPG IV
6 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) IBM Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) VCP5
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) PowerHA
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) IBM
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) NetIQ
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) HP