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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
Rank 609 577 605
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +28
Contract jobs citing OS/400 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.031% 0.059% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £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
12749 11860 11950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.81% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7389 6673 6100
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1018 1192
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 7 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 18 September 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 -33 4 £500 +66.66% 1
London -3 2 £500 -
North West - 2 - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

OS/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) AS400
2 10 (76.92%) iSeries
3 5 (38.46%) RPG
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) COBOL
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) DB2
4 3 (23.08%) HTTP
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (15.38%) PDM
5 2 (15.38%) i5/OS
5 2 (15.38%) APPC
5 2 (15.38%) APPN
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) FTP
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) RPG IV
6 1 (7.69%) High Availability
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) Solaris
6 1 (7.69%) Linux

OS/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) APPN
2 2 (15.38%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) Ingres
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
1 1 (7.69%) WebLOAD
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Support
1 5 (38.46%) AS400 Support
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) AS400
2 10 (76.92%) iSeries
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.69%) LPAR
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) i5/OS
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) PDM
3 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) RPG
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) COBOL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) RPG IV
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft