The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for OS/400 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OS/400 over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
England / South East
Rank - 264 259
Contract jobs citing OS/400 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.043% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £263 £430
% change year-on-year +37.14% -38.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OS/400 is in the operating system 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 operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1689 2323 2341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.84% 25.19% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 1419 1157
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 159 213
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.32 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

OS/400
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing OS/400 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for OS/400 in the South East

OS/400
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OS/400 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for OS/400 in the South East

OS/400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OS/400 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/400 in the South East