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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM AS/400
Rank 65 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs citing AS400 12 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.50% 0.73% 2.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.43% 3.60% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
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£283 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £275 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £375 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £269 £340
% change year-on-year
+19.06% -20.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £22.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+46.06% +78.00%
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
271 111 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.88% 20.22% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 60 85
Average daily rate £350 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Average hourly rate £19.90 £15.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% -72.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.97 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AS400 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

AS400 Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 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
South Wales -5 10 £283 -13.07% 1
AS400
UK

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 34 (94.44%) Finance
2 23 (63.89%) Banking
3 14 (38.89%) Project Management
3 14 (38.89%) MS Office
3 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 13 (36.11%) ISEB
5 12 (33.33%) UML
5 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 11 (30.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (30.56%) Business Analysis
6 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
6 11 (30.56%) CCA
7 10 (27.78%) .NET
8 9 (25.00%) MS Project
9 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (19.44%) TestDirector
10 7 (19.44%) OO
11 6 (16.67%) SOA
11 6 (16.67%) J2EE
11 6 (16.67%) Content Management
11 6 (16.67%) Degree
11 6 (16.67%) iSeries
12 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
12 5 (13.89%) Legal
12 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (13.89%) UNIX
12 5 (13.89%) IBM
13 4 (11.11%) Informatica

AS400
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Office
2 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (30.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (25.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) TestDirector
2 4 (11.11%) Selenium
2 4 (11.11%) TestNG
3 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.56%) JIRA
4 2 (5.56%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (5.56%) JUnit
4 2 (5.56%) JMeter
4 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) Maven
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.78%) Ant
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (94.44%) Finance
2 23 (63.89%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Legal
4 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Tester
3 11 (30.56%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.78%) AS400 Support
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Compliance Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) J2EE
3 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) WCF
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) iSeries
2 3 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) AIX
2 1 (2.78%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Project Management
2 12 (33.33%) UML
3 11 (30.56%) Business Analysis
4 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (19.44%) OO
6 6 (16.67%) SOA
6 6 (16.67%) Content Management
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.11%) Business Development
8 4 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Test Management
9 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C#
1 4 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) RPG
2 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.78%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISEB
2 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 11 (30.56%) CCA
4 6 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) IBM
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) Informatica
4 1 (2.78%) HP
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