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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
Rank 598 594 545
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -49
Contract jobs citing OS/400 10 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.017% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.081% 0.073% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£325 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £322 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £352 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +59.09%
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
12371 12412 10987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 23.06% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7233 7061 5998
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 1040 995
Average hourly rate £16.95 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.99 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 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 12 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 July 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
England -19 8 £325 -7.14% 6
London - 5 - -
East of England -6 2 £325 -2.62% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 -
South Wales +1 1 £450 -
Cardiff +1 1 £450 -
Wales -8 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £250 -

OS/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 16 (88.89%) AS400
2 12 (66.67%) RPG
3 11 (61.11%) DB2
4 8 (44.44%) iSeries
5 7 (38.89%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) IBM
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) RPG IV
7 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
7 5 (27.78%) SDLC
7 5 (27.78%) MS Office
7 5 (27.78%) COBOL
7 5 (27.78%) Project Management
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
8 4 (22.22%) UML
8 4 (22.22%) OO
8 4 (22.22%) MS Project
8 4 (22.22%) UNIX
8 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
8 4 (22.22%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (16.67%) ITIL
9 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
10 2 (11.11%) Security Management
10 2 (11.11%) Retail
10 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (11.11%) Mainframe

OS/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) FTP
2 2 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) SNA
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) DB2 Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) AS400 Support
5 1 (5.56%) RPG Developer
5 1 (5.56%) AS400 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) EDI
1 1 (5.56%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) AS400
2 8 (44.44%) iSeries
3 2 (11.11%) LPAR
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) AIX
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) VMS
3 1 (5.56%) OS/390
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) i5/OS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
1 5 (27.78%) SDLC
2 4 (22.22%) UML
2 4 (22.22%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Security Management
4 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.56%) System Testing
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) RPG
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) RPG IV
4 5 (27.78%) COBOL
5 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 2 (11.11%) C
7 1 (5.56%) RPG/400
7 1 (5.56%) Java
7 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
1 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) IBM
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) NetIQ
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Kronos
3 1 (5.56%) Infor
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle