Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 743 629
Rank change year-on-year -16 -114 -46
Contract jobs citing AS400 119 151 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.43% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 60 128
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +14.04% -12.31%
10th Percentile £270 £203 £180
90th Percentile £500 £488 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £300 £230
% change year-on-year +2.50% +30.43% -28.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 20
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +12.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.40 £16.40
90th Percentile £48.50 £39.25 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -28.57% +9.80% -21.54%

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 34549 35124 37370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.61% 33.14% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22925 23050 23744
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1204 1476
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.92 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +8.82% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +10.53% +8.57%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Top 11 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 17 November 2017. 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 -6 102 £375 +7.14% 3
UK excluding London +7 65 £308 +2.50% 1
London -22 39 £400 -8.05% 3
South East 0 31 £300 -
Midlands +30 13 £300 -
West Midlands +29 13 £300 +66.67%
East of England -10 13 £315 +110.00%
North of England +52 5 £388 +24.00%
North West +24 3 £225 -31.82%
Scotland -9 3 £400 +34.45%
Yorkshire +27 2 £438 +40.00%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for AS400.

1 48 (40.34%) iSeries
2 38 (31.93%) SQL
3 34 (28.57%) RPG
4 30 (25.21%) Finance
5 24 (20.17%) Banking
6 19 (15.97%) Windows
7 18 (15.13%) IBM
8 17 (14.29%) DB2
8 17 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (13.45%) SAP
10 13 (10.92%) WebSphere
11 12 (10.08%) Linux
11 12 (10.08%) SLA
11 12 (10.08%) Synon
11 12 (10.08%) Migration
12 11 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (9.24%) RPG IV
13 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
14 9 (7.56%) System Integration Testing
15 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
15 8 (6.72%) Regression Testing
15 8 (6.72%) Firewall
15 8 (6.72%) Scrum
15 8 (6.72%) Mainframe
15 8 (6.72%) JD Edwards
15 8 (6.72%) Investment Banking
16 7 (5.88%) Derivative
16 7 (5.88%) TCP/IP
16 7 (5.88%) Data Modelling

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 13 (10.92%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.20%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (2.52%) Apache
3 3 (2.52%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) SAP APO
1 6 (5.04%) SAP MM
2 5 (4.20%) SAP MDM
3 3 (2.52%) JDE World
4 2 (1.68%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.84%) BPCS
5 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.84%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.84%) INSURE/90
5 1 (0.84%) Maximo
5 1 (0.84%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) Firewall
2 7 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.20%) FTP
4 2 (1.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) DHCP
5 1 (0.84%) DNS
5 1 (0.84%) HTTP
5 1 (0.84%) SAN
5 1 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.29%) DB2
2 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.04%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.84%) Big Data
5 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.84%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Synon
2 5 (4.20%) LSMW
3 4 (3.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 24 (20.17%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.36%) French Language
5 4 (3.36%) German Language
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
5 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.52%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Front Office
7 1 (0.84%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (35.29%) Analyst
2 31 (26.05%) Developer
3 11 (9.24%) AS400 Developer
3 11 (9.24%) Consultant
4 10 (8.40%) Support Analyst
4 10 (8.40%) Synon Developer
4 10 (8.40%) Test Analyst
5 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Administrator
6 6 (5.04%) Analyst Programmer
6 6 (5.04%) AS400 Support
6 6 (5.04%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Data Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Programmer
6 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Architect
8 4 (3.36%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) Web Services
1 4 (3.36%) XML
2 2 (1.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.68%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (1.68%) ODBC
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.84%) EDI
3 1 (0.84%) Middleware
3 1 (0.84%) RESTful
3 1 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 48 (40.34%) iSeries
2 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.72%) Mainframe
3 7 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 7 (5.88%) Derivative
4 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) SWIFT
5 4 (3.36%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.52%) LPAR
6 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.84%) Clustering
8 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.84%) FMCG
8 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.97%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Unix
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.68%) zOS
5 1 (0.84%) AIX
5 1 (0.84%) OS/390
5 1 (0.84%) OS/400
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (10.08%) Migration
3 11 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.56%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (6.72%) Regression Testing
5 8 (6.72%) Scrum
6 7 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.04%) Analytics
7 6 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (5.04%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (5.04%) Data Conversion
7 6 (5.04%) Data Extraction
7 6 (5.04%) Data Mapping
7 6 (5.04%) Data Migration
7 6 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.04%) Test Scripting
7 6 (5.04%) Validation
8 5 (4.20%) ETL
8 5 (4.20%) High Availability
8 5 (4.20%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.93%) SQL
2 34 (28.57%) RPG
3 11 (9.24%) RPG IV
4 6 (5.04%) Java
4 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.20%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.20%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.36%) RPG/400
7 3 (2.52%) RPG III
8 2 (1.68%) R
9 1 (0.84%) COBOL
9 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.20%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.52%) ISEB
3 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.84%) Degree
3 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) SLA
2 6 (5.04%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.04%) GxP
2 6 (5.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.36%) QA
4 1 (0.84%) GDPR
4 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) XenApp
2 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.68%) Control-M
3 1 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) IBM
2 16 (13.45%) SAP
3 8 (6.72%) JD Edwards
4 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.04%) VMware
5 4 (3.36%) Charles River
5 4 (3.36%) Cisco
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle
6 3 (2.52%) Citrix
7 2 (1.68%) HP
7 2 (1.68%) Remedy
7 2 (1.68%) Wyse
8 1 (0.84%) Avaya
8 1 (0.84%) CA
8 1 (0.84%) Cadence
8 1 (0.84%) Google
8 1 (0.84%) Infor
8 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.84%) Symantec
8 1 (0.84%) Talend