Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 796 753 763
Rank change year-on-year -43 +10 -129
Contract jobs citing AS400 82 134 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 42
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £305 £258 £206
90th Percentile £507 £500 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 11
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £20.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.50% -46.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £17.35 £13.10 £15.00
90th Percentile £32.25 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.45% -61.33% +47.06%

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 32,910 33,522 31,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.08% 33.42% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,677 22,386 20,809
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 965 1,129
UK median hourly rate £20.69 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £12.01 £11.29 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.47%

AS400
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AS400 over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AS400 over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Top 15 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 18 January 2019. 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 -30 60 £378 +7.86% 8
UK excluding London -27 47 £325 +8.33% 7
London -8 25 £488 +21.88% 2
South East -9 12 £325 +8.33%
North of England -22 8 £318 -21.85%
Scotland -7 7 £258 +83.93% 1
Midlands -20 7 £375 +20.97% 5
West Midlands -22 6 £368 +18.55% 4
South West -27 6 £444 -
North East - 5 £310 -
Yorkshire -22 3 £325 -20.00%
Wales - 3 £218 -
East of England -3 2 - - 1
Isle of Man - 2 - -
East Midlands +3 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 38 (46.34%) iSeries
2 35 (42.68%) Finance
3 30 (36.59%) RPG
4 24 (29.27%) SQL
5 21 (25.61%) IBM
6 16 (19.51%) Windows
7 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
8 14 (17.07%) Banking
9 11 (13.41%) DB2
10 10 (12.20%) Linux
10 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
11 9 (10.98%) RPG IV
11 9 (10.98%) Migration
12 8 (9.76%) Retail
13 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (8.54%) VMware
13 7 (8.54%) Change Management
13 7 (8.54%) Unix
13 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
14 6 (7.32%) JD Edwards
14 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 5 (6.10%) Windows Server
15 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
15 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (6.10%) JCL
15 5 (6.10%) FTP
16 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
16 4 (4.88%) ERP
16 4 (4.88%) ITIL

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 2 (2.44%) CICS
1 2 (2.44%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Misys Midas
2 2 (2.44%) Infor M3
2 2 (2.44%) Lawson
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.22%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) FTP
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
2 1 (1.22%) DNS
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) LAN
2 1 (1.22%) Network Security
2 1 (1.22%) SSL
2 1 (1.22%) VPN
2 1 (1.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.41%) DB2
3 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.44%) Big Data
4 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.44%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Synon
2 1 (1.22%) ChangeMan
General
1 35 (42.68%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Banking
3 8 (9.76%) Retail
4 4 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.44%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Developer
2 18 (21.95%) Analyst
2 18 (21.95%) AS400 Developer
3 10 (12.20%) Programmer
4 7 (8.54%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Business Systems Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Migration Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (6.10%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) AS400 Programmer
7 4 (4.88%) DBA
7 4 (4.88%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 4 (4.88%) RPG Developer
7 4 (4.88%) RPG Programmer
7 4 (4.88%) SQL DBA
8 3 (3.66%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
8 3 (3.66%) Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) EDI
1 3 (3.66%) Web Services
1 3 (3.66%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (1.22%) ISPF
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) OLE
2 1 (1.22%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 38 (46.34%) iSeries
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.88%) FMCG
3 4 (4.88%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.66%) Life Science
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Derivative
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.22%) HACMP
6 1 (1.22%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.22%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.51%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 7 (8.54%) Unix
4 5 (6.10%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.44%) zOS
8 1 (1.22%) OS/400
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
2 9 (10.98%) Migration
3 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.54%) Change Management
4 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.88%) ERP
6 4 (4.88%) ITIL
7 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.66%) IT Governance
7 3 (3.66%) Project Governance
7 3 (3.66%) Project Management
7 3 (3.66%) QMS
7 3 (3.66%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.66%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (3.66%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.66%) Scrum
7 3 (3.66%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (3.66%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) RPG
2 24 (29.27%) SQL
3 9 (10.98%) RPG IV
4 5 (6.10%) JCL
5 3 (3.66%) COBOL
6 1 (1.22%) Java
6 1 (1.22%) REXX
6 1 (1.22%) RPG/400
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
1 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.44%) ISEB
2 2 (2.44%) MCP
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.22%) CCNA
3 1 (1.22%) CCNP
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
1 3 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) PMO
3 1 (1.22%) PSD2
3 1 (1.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) XenDesktop
2 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.22%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) IBM
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) VMware
3 6 (7.32%) JD Edwards
4 4 (4.88%) Citrix
4 4 (4.88%) Dell
4 4 (4.88%) EMC
4 4 (4.88%) Isilon
5 3 (3.66%) LANSA
5 3 (3.66%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) CA
6 2 (2.44%) Infor
6 2 (2.44%) Informatica
6 2 (2.44%) Kofax
6 2 (2.44%) Sybase
7 1 (1.22%) Avaya
7 1 (1.22%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.22%) IFS
7 1 (1.22%) NetApp
7 1 (1.22%) SunGard