The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM AS/400
Rank 56 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing AS400 24 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.61% 2.83% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.16% 11.05% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 3
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£185 £308 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.83% -20.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £389 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £320 £269
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +19.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +47.72%
AS400
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
215 181 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.42% 25.64% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 125 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.85 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% +39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £24.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

AS400
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AS400 across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

AS400 Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

AS400
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AS400 across the Wales region.

AS400 Daily Rate Trend in Wales

AS400
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AS400 across the Wales region.

AS400 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

AS400
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -23 9 £185 -39.83%
AS400
UK

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing AS400 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 AS400.

1 22 (57.89%) Finance
2 20 (52.63%) Banking
3 19 (50.00%) ISEB
3 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
5 15 (39.47%) Teradata
5 15 (39.47%) SQL
5 15 (39.47%) T-SQL
6 11 (28.95%) Retail
6 11 (28.95%) Retail Banking
7 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (7.89%) RPG
8 3 (7.89%) iSeries
9 2 (5.26%) SDLC
9 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (5.26%) Degree
9 2 (5.26%) COBOL
9 2 (5.26%) DB2
9 2 (5.26%) MS Project
9 2 (5.26%) MS Office
9 2 (5.26%) UNIX
9 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
9 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.26%) Project Management
9 2 (5.26%) UML
9 2 (5.26%) OO
9 2 (5.26%) OS/400
9 2 (5.26%) SLA
9 2 (5.26%) IBM
10 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley

AS400
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing AS400 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 AS400. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Project
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (57.89%) Finance
2 20 (52.63%) Banking
3 11 (28.95%) Retail
3 11 (28.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Tester
2 16 (42.11%) Developer
3 15 (39.47%) SQL Developer
4 8 (21.05%) Manual Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.63%) AS400 Support
6 1 (2.63%) RPG Developer
6 1 (2.63%) AS400 Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) UNIX
1 2 (5.26%) OS/400
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.26%) UML
1 2 (5.26%) OO
1 2 (5.26%) Project Management
1 2 (5.26%) SDLC
2 1 (2.63%) Supplier Management
2 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
1 15 (39.47%) T-SQL
2 3 (7.89%) RPG
3 2 (5.26%) COBOL
3 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) ISEB
1 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (39.47%) Teradata
3 2 (5.26%) IBM