Period
to 6 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term AS400 in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AS400 over the 6 months to 6 August 2020 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
UK
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 513 764 784
Rank change year-on-year +251 +20 -8
Contract jobs citing AS400 30 82 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 49
Median daily rate £413 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.32% -6.85% +12.31%
10th Percentile £369 £275 £209
90th Percentile £488 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +19.57% +6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 4
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 £44.50
% change year-on-year - -56.74% +78.00%

AS400 is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 11,839 28,932 33,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.45% 31.76% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,381 18,462 21,434
Median daily rate £481 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £275
90th Percentile £713 £670 £657
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 1,058 1,046
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.84 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.13% -2.26% +6.63%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.29 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.25
Median hourly rate £23.59 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +24.14% -5.00% +5.26%

AS400
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AS400 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AS400.

Daily rate trend for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AS400 over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AS400.

Hourly rate trend for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AS400 within the UK over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +241 18 £475 +35.71% 7
Work from Home 0 18 £413 -
London +194 12 £475 +8.57%
UK excluding London +206 6 £413 +19.57% 7
Midlands +78 2 £185 -45.59% 5
West Midlands +57 2 £185 -44.36% 5
Wales - 2 £413 -
South East +163 1 £600 +65.52% 1
East of England +78 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing AS400 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for AS400.

1 20 (66.67%) iSeries
2 15 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) RPG
5 5 (16.67%) COBOL
6 4 (13.33%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) DB2
6 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.33%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Azure
7 3 (10.00%) AWS
7 3 (10.00%) RPG IV
7 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
7 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) QA
7 3 (10.00%) SLA
7 3 (10.00%) IBM
7 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (6.67%) ITSM
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) TDD
8 2 (6.67%) Subversion
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.67%) zOS
8 2 (6.67%) Remedy
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
8 2 (6.67%) Linux
8 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse

AS400
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.33%) CICS
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.33%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) AWS
1 3 (10.00%) Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) SSL
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) DB2
2 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) Power BI
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
1 9 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Product Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) RPG Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Designer
5 3 (10.00%) Product Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Designer
6 2 (6.67%) AS400 Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Insurance Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) EDI
1 1 (3.33%) EDIFACT
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) Node.js
1 1 (3.33%) REST
1 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (66.67%) iSeries
2 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) zOS
2 1 (3.33%) HPUX
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.33%) Solaris
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) SDLC
1 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Analytics
3 2 (6.67%) Business Analytics
3 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (6.67%) Information Management
3 2 (6.67%) Insurtech
3 2 (6.67%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) ITSM
3 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (3.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) RPG
3 5 (16.67%) COBOL
4 4 (13.33%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) RPG IV
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) JCL
6 1 (3.33%) PL/1
6 1 (3.33%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Remedy
2 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) Infor
3 1 (3.33%) Misys
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Sparx
3 1 (3.33%) Sun