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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
Rank 582 548 573
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +25
Contract jobs citing OS/400 6 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.017% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.049% 0.080% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 10
Average daily rate £400 £475 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -8.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £225
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
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
12305 10039 12127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 21.01% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6838 5359 6191
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1074 983 1178
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 17 April 2014.

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 15 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 2 £220 -60.00% 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
East of England - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
London - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

OS/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (93.33%) iSeries
2 13 (86.67%) AS400
3 11 (73.33%) RPG
3 11 (73.33%) IBM
4 10 (66.67%) DB2
5 9 (60.00%) COBOL
6 8 (53.33%) MS Office
6 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (53.33%) Finance
6 8 (53.33%) Project Management
7 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
7 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (40.00%) UNIX
7 6 (40.00%) AIX
7 6 (40.00%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Degree
8 4 (26.67%) i5/OS
8 4 (26.67%) MS Project
8 4 (26.67%) UML
8 4 (26.67%) OO
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) TestDirector
8 4 (26.67%) FTP
9 3 (20.00%) HTTP
9 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (20.00%) SNA
9 3 (20.00%) HP
9 3 (20.00%) IBM Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Internet
9 3 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView

OS/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) FTP
2 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) SNA
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) APPN
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) DB2
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (20.00%) AS400 Support
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) AS400 Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) APPC
2 1 (6.67%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) iSeries
2 13 (86.67%) AS400
3 3 (20.00%) LPAR
4 1 (6.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
1 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) i5/OS
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) UML
2 4 (26.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) RPG
2 9 (60.00%) COBOL
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (20.00%) C
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) RPG/400
5 1 (6.67%) RPG IV
5 1 (6.67%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) IBM
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) NetIQ
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