Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 737 725 625
Rank change year-on-year -12 -100 +13
Contract jobs citing AS400 133 119 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.38% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 86
UK median daily rate £375 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £258 £206 £188
90th Percentile £500 £460 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 20
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +50.00% +14.94%
10th Percentile £13.10 £15.00 £16.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -61.33% +47.06% -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 33,303 31,637 35,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.50% 32.67% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,301 20,633 22,554
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +1.65% +4.93% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1,115 1,415
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +14.29%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Top 13 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 20 January 2018. 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 -11 99 £350 +12.00% 13
UK excluding London -13 60 £300 - 12
London -18 42 £400 -8.05% 3
South East -32 20 £300 - 2
Midlands +9 17 £310 +3.33% 2
West Midlands +28 16 £310 +72.22%
East of England 0 10 - - 1
North of England +30 9 £406 +35.42% 3
Yorkshire +12 7 £406 +35.42% 1
Scotland -18 3 £140 -52.94% 1
North West +4 1 - - 2
East Midlands -1 1 £400 +33.33% 2
South West -4 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 64 (48.12%) iSeries
2 39 (29.32%) SQL
3 31 (23.31%) RPG
4 29 (21.80%) Finance
5 26 (19.55%) Banking
6 25 (18.80%) Synon
7 21 (15.79%) Windows
8 18 (13.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (12.78%) SAP
10 13 (9.77%) Migration
10 13 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
11 12 (9.02%) IBM
12 11 (8.27%) SLA
12 11 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (7.52%) WebSphere
13 10 (7.52%) Mainframe
13 10 (7.52%) Scrum
14 9 (6.77%) Regression Testing
14 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
14 9 (6.77%) JD Edwards
14 9 (6.77%) Linux
14 9 (6.77%) DB2
14 9 (6.77%) Investment Banking
14 9 (6.77%) Retail
14 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
15 8 (6.02%) Derivative
15 8 (6.02%) SQL Server

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 10 (7.52%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.76%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.50%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) SAP APO
1 6 (4.51%) SAP MM
2 5 (3.76%) JDE World
2 5 (3.76%) SAP MDM
3 2 (1.50%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.75%) BPCS
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.75%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.75%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.75%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.76%) Firewall
2 5 (3.76%) FTP
3 4 (3.01%) VoIP
4 3 (2.26%) DNS
5 2 (1.50%) DHCP
5 2 (1.50%) Internet
6 1 (0.75%) Extranet
6 1 (0.75%) HTTP
6 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) DB2
2 8 (6.02%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.51%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 25 (18.80%) Synon
2 5 (3.76%) JIRA
2 5 (3.76%) LSMW
General
1 29 (21.80%) Finance
2 26 (19.55%) Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Investment Banking
3 9 (6.77%) Retail
4 5 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.01%) French Language
5 4 (3.01%) German Language
6 3 (2.26%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (35.34%) Developer
2 45 (33.83%) Analyst
3 24 (18.05%) Synon Developer
4 13 (9.77%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Test Analyst
6 11 (8.27%) AS400 Developer
6 11 (8.27%) Consultant
7 8 (6.02%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.51%) Analyst Programmer
8 6 (4.51%) Banking Analyst
8 6 (4.51%) Programmer
9 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) Administrator
9 5 (3.76%) Architect
9 5 (3.76%) AS400 Test Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.76%) JDE Developer
9 5 (3.76%) Mainframe Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) EDI
2 3 (2.26%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.50%) XML
4 1 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) ODBC
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (48.12%) iSeries
2 10 (7.52%) Mainframe
3 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.02%) Derivative
5 6 (4.51%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.76%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.76%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.01%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.50%) CMDB
9 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.50%) Tandem
10 1 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.75%) FMCG
10 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.79%) Windows
2 9 (6.77%) Linux
3 4 (3.01%) Unix
3 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.75%) OS/400
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (9.77%) Migration
2 13 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.52%) Scrum
5 9 (6.77%) Regression Testing
6 8 (6.02%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 6 (4.51%) Analytics
8 6 (4.51%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (4.51%) Data Conversion
8 6 (4.51%) Data Extraction
8 6 (4.51%) Data Mapping
8 6 (4.51%) Data Migration
8 6 (4.51%) Test Scripting
8 6 (4.51%) Validation
9 5 (3.76%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 5 (3.76%) Investment Management
9 5 (3.76%) ITIL
9 5 (3.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.32%) SQL
2 31 (23.31%) RPG
3 7 (5.26%) RPG IV
4 6 (4.51%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.76%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.01%) Java
7 3 (2.26%) RPG III
7 3 (2.26%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.50%) R
9 1 (0.75%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.26%) ISEB
3 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 6 (4.51%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.51%) GxP
2 6 (4.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) Control-M
2 2 (1.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 17 (12.78%) SAP
2 12 (9.02%) IBM
3 9 (6.77%) JD Edwards
3 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.76%) Charles River
5 4 (3.01%) Remedy
5 4 (3.01%) VMware
6 3 (2.26%) HP
6 3 (2.26%) SEEBURGER
7 2 (1.50%) Avaya
7 2 (1.50%) Cisco
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle
7 2 (1.50%) Symantec
8 1 (0.75%) BMC
8 1 (0.75%) Epicor
8 1 (0.75%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.75%) JDA
8 1 (0.75%) Misys
8 1 (0.75%) Siebel
8 1 (0.75%) Unisys