The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AS400 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM AS/400
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 228 260
Rank change year-on-year -7 +32  
Contract jobs citing AS400 13 39 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.41% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 1.39% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 4
Median daily rate £394 £275 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.18% -28.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £210 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £435 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +13.04% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.50

AS400 is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2445 2810 2785
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.87% 29.88% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1688 1454
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 149 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +89.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.07 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

AS400
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing AS400 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for AS400 in the South East

AS400
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AS400 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for AS400 in the South East

AS400
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AS400 in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AS400 in the South East

AS400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AS400 in the South East

AS400
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent +7 5 £468 +122.61%
West Sussex +8 3 £370 +15.62%
Surrey -5 3 £400 +39.13%
Berkshire +25 2 £300 -33.33%
AS400
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AS400 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for AS400.

1 13 (50.00%) SQL
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) iSeries
3 11 (42.31%) DB2
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) Tivoli
4 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) IBM
4 9 (34.62%) HP
4 9 (34.62%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) Hitachi
5 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 8 (30.77%) Thin Client
5 8 (30.77%) Wyse
5 8 (30.77%) Fat Client
5 8 (30.77%) XenApp
5 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 6 (23.08%) RPG
8 5 (19.23%) Scrum
8 5 (19.23%) .NET
8 5 (19.23%) Oracle
9 4 (15.38%) Line Management
10 3 (11.54%) RPG IV
10 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
10 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
11 2 (7.69%) Microsoft

AS400
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) FTP
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) DB2
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) AS400 Developer
2 6 (23.08%) RPG Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Development Manager
4 4 (15.38%) IT Development Manager
4 4 (15.38%) IT Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Development Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Senior IT Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Developer
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.85%) Java EE
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) iSeries
2 8 (30.77%) Fat Client
2 8 (30.77%) Thin Client
3 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Line Management
4 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.85%) User Stories
6 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) RPG
3 3 (11.54%) RPG IV
4 2 (7.69%) COBOL
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 8 (30.77%) XenApp
1 8 (30.77%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Citrix
1 9 (34.62%) HP
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) Hitachi
2 8 (30.77%) Wyse
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) JD Edwards
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) SAP