The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM AS/400
Rank 109 95 106
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing AS400 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 1.45% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£413 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -11.39%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
624 484 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.84% 23.77% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 268 202
Average daily rate £365 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £454 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 39 55
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

AS400
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

AS400 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

AS400
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

AS400 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

AS400
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AS400 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

AS400 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

AS400
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

AS400 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

AS400
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Warwickshire -7 1 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham - - - - 1
AS400
England

AS400
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (58.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (33.33%) LPAR
3 3 (25.00%) DataPower
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) FTP
3 3 (25.00%) HTTP
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) zOS
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Data Security
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) SAS
4 2 (16.67%) RPG
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) Synon
4 2 (16.67%) iSeries
4 2 (16.67%) Base SAS
4 2 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide

AS400
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) FTP
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (16.67%) Base SAS
1 2 (16.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Synon
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) ETL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) RPG Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AS400 Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) LPAR
2 3 (25.00%) DataPower
3 2 (16.67%) iSeries
3 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (8.33%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Data Security
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) RPG
2 1 (8.33%) RPG IV
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
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