Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 707 677
Rank change year-on-year -67 -30 -115
Contract jobs citing AS400 102 172 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 67 137
UK median daily rate £366 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.69% +2.36% -9.29%
10th Percentile £230 £205 £180
90th Percentile £488 £498 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £300 £263
% change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -23.20%
10th Percentile £18.40 £13.80 £21.05
90th Percentile £52.20 £28.75 £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -26.15%

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 32551 35561 36742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.44% 33.34% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21366 23347 23128
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1192 1428
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.38 £18.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +7.89% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -5.26%

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 24 September 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 24 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Top 14 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 24 September 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 -31 92 £363 +3.57% 5
UK excluding London +14 68 £308 +2.50% 5
London -37 30 £400 -11.11% 1
South East -5 26 £288 -2.13%
Midlands +27 14 £300 - 1
West Midlands +39 13 £313 -
East of England +6 11 £273 +81.67% 2
North of England +69 9 £375 +32.98% 1
North West +27 6 £363 -30.95%
Scotland +25 6 £400 +34.45%
Yorkshire +39 3 £388 +24.00% 1
South West +6 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 £300 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 37 (36.27%) iSeries
2 27 (26.47%) Finance
3 23 (22.55%) SQL
4 21 (20.59%) Windows
5 20 (19.61%) RPG
6 17 (16.67%) IBM
7 15 (14.71%) DB2
7 15 (14.71%) SAP
8 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (12.75%) WebSphere
9 13 (12.75%) Migration
10 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 11 (10.78%) Unix
11 11 (10.78%) Linux
11 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (10.78%) Banking
11 11 (10.78%) RPG IV
12 10 (9.80%) Mainframe
12 10 (9.80%) Tivoli
12 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
13 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (8.82%) Data Modelling
13 9 (8.82%) VMware
13 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (7.84%) SLA
14 8 (7.84%) ITIL
14 8 (7.84%) Oracle
15 7 (6.86%) Java
15 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
15 7 (6.86%) Citrix

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 (12.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.94%) Apache
3 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.98%) IIS
5 1 (0.98%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) SAP APO
1 6 (5.88%) SAP MM
2 5 (4.90%) SAP MDM
3 4 (3.92%) Maximo
4 1 (0.98%) BPCS
4 1 (0.98%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.98%) JDE World
4 1 (0.98%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.98%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) SAN
2 3 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) FTP
3 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) DHCP
4 1 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.98%) HTTP
4 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.98%) LAN
4 1 (0.98%) LDAP
4 1 (0.98%) SSL
4 1 (0.98%) WAN
4 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) DB2
2 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.88%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.96%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) LSMW
1 5 (4.90%) Synon
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (26.47%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.94%) Front Office
6 3 (2.94%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.98%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Analyst
2 14 (13.73%) Developer
3 12 (11.76%) Consultant
4 10 (9.80%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.86%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) AS400 Support
7 5 (4.90%) Administrator
7 5 (4.90%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (4.90%) Architect
7 5 (4.90%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Programmer
8 4 (3.92%) AS400 Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) AS400 Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) SAP Data Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) XML
2 4 (3.92%) Web Services
3 3 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.96%) .NET
4 2 (1.96%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.96%) ODBC
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.98%) EDI
5 1 (0.98%) HTML
5 1 (0.98%) J2EE
5 1 (0.98%) Middleware
5 1 (0.98%) RESTful
5 1 (0.98%) Spring
5 1 (0.98%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (36.27%) iSeries
2 10 (9.80%) Mainframe
3 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.86%) Data Structures
5 6 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.88%) Derivative
6 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.90%) SWIFT
7 4 (3.92%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.94%) LPAR
8 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.96%) PDA
9 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.98%) Clustering
10 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Linux
2 11 (10.78%) Unix
3 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.90%) zOS
5 4 (3.92%) AIX
6 3 (2.94%) OS/390
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.96%) OS/400
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.98%) HPUX
8 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (12.75%) Migration
3 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.82%) Data Modelling
5 8 (7.84%) ITIL
6 6 (5.88%) Analytics
6 6 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (5.88%) Data Conversion
6 6 (5.88%) Data Extraction
6 6 (5.88%) Data Mapping
6 6 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 6 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (5.88%) Validation
7 5 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.90%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.90%) ETL
7 5 (4.90%) High Availability
8 4 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.92%) Scrum
8 4 (3.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) SQL
2 20 (19.61%) RPG
3 11 (10.78%) RPG IV
4 7 (6.86%) Java
5 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.96%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.98%) COBOL
7 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.98%) Perl
7 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.92%) ISEB
2 2 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.98%) Degree
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 6 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.88%) GxP
2 6 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.92%) QA
4 1 (0.98%) GDPR
4 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.96%) XenApp
4 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.98%) RACF
5 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (2.94%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (16.67%) IBM
2 15 (14.71%) SAP
3 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.82%) VMware
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle
6 7 (6.86%) Citrix
6 7 (6.86%) JD Edwards
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco
8 3 (2.94%) Charles River
8 3 (2.94%) Lotus
9 2 (1.96%) Avaya
9 2 (1.96%) HP
9 2 (1.96%) JDA
9 2 (1.96%) Remedy
9 2 (1.96%) Symantec
9 2 (1.96%) Wyse
10 1 (0.98%) CA
10 1 (0.98%) McAfee
10 1 (0.98%) Siebel
10 1 (0.98%) Sun