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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 569 596
Rank change year-on-year +2 +27  
Contract jobs citing AS400 50 90 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 38
Median daily rate £368 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% -1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £484 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +24.54% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £27.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +65.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +65.15%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15671 18202 17821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.26% 32.56% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10250 11966 10893
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 564 679
Median hourly rate £24.41 £23.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +29.72%  

AS400
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AS400 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 47 £370 +13.84% 8
London +14 14 £400 -15.78% 3
South East -6 10 £388 +84.52% 1
South West - 8 - -
North West +28 7 £361 -31.19%
Kent +16 5 £468 +122.61%
Manchester +12 4 £360 -31.42%
Somerset - 4 - -
Scotland +37 3 £300 -
City of London +1 3 £575 +21.05% 1
Crawley - 3 £370 -
West Sussex - 3 £370 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £270 -
Glasgow - 3 £300 -
East of England - 3 £270 -
Berkshire +23 2 £300 -33.33%
West Midlands +17 2 £325 +15.55% 2
Birmingham +8 2 £325 +18.18% 1
Bristol - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £270 -
North East +11 1 £153 -36.45%
Tyne and Wear +9 1 £153 -36.45%
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 1 £153 -36.45%
East Midlands -19 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Ilford - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Folkestone - 1 £325 -
Preston - 1 £545 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (41.57%) iSeries
2 32 (35.96%) RPG
3 30 (33.71%) SQL
4 26 (29.21%) DB2
5 24 (26.97%) Windows
5 24 (26.97%) Finance
6 23 (25.84%) RPG IV
7 16 (17.98%) Linux
7 16 (17.98%) IBM
8 15 (16.85%) VMware
9 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
9 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
9 13 (14.61%) Citrix
9 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
11 11 (12.36%) Oracle
11 11 (12.36%) Tivoli
11 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (11.24%) HP
13 8 (8.99%) Hitachi
13 8 (8.99%) ITIL
13 8 (8.99%) Thin Client
13 8 (8.99%) Wyse
13 8 (8.99%) XenApp
13 8 (8.99%) XenDesktop
13 8 (8.99%) Fat Client
14 7 (7.87%) Banking
14 7 (7.87%) Java
15 6 (6.74%) .NET
15 6 (6.74%) WebSphere

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 6 (6.74%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.49%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.25%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) nginx
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) IIS
5 1 (1.12%) JBoss
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Maximo
2 1 (1.12%) Misys Equation
2 1 (1.12%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.12%) Movex
2 1 (1.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
1 2 (2.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) SAN
2 3 (3.37%) LAN
2 3 (3.37%) WAN
3 2 (2.25%) FTP
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) Intranet
4 1 (1.12%) LDAP
4 1 (1.12%) VPN
4 1 (1.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.21%) DB2
2 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.25%) Subversion
1 2 (2.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (26.97%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Developer
2 22 (24.72%) Analyst
3 16 (17.98%) AS400 Developer
4 12 (13.48%) RPG Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Analyst Programmer
5 6 (6.74%) AS400 Operator
5 6 (6.74%) Programmer
5 6 (6.74%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 6 (6.74%) RPG Programmer
6 5 (5.62%) Consultant
6 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 4 (4.49%) AS400 Programmer
7 4 (4.49%) Development Manager
7 4 (4.49%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Development Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Senior IT Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.25%) EDI
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) LAMP
3 2 (2.25%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.12%) CSS
4 1 (1.12%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.12%) Java EE
4 1 (1.12%) Middleware
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (41.57%) iSeries
2 8 (8.99%) Fat Client
2 8 (8.99%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.37%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.12%) Derivative
5 1 (1.12%) EPoS
5 1 (1.12%) iPhone
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.97%) Windows
2 16 (17.98%) Linux
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.49%) AIX
6 3 (3.37%) OS/400
6 3 (3.37%) Unix
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) zOS
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.12%) Android
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (8.99%) ITIL
3 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
3 5 (5.62%) Scrum
4 4 (4.49%) Change Management
4 4 (4.49%) Line Management
4 4 (4.49%) Migration
4 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.37%) Business Analysis
6 2 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.25%) DevOps
6 2 (2.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (2.25%) Kanban
6 2 (2.25%) Manual Testing
6 2 (2.25%) SDLC
6 2 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.12%) Defect Management
7 1 (1.12%) Front End Development
7 1 (1.12%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) RPG
2 30 (33.71%) SQL
3 23 (25.84%) RPG IV
4 7 (7.87%) Java
5 4 (4.49%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) COBOL
6 2 (2.25%) Python
6 2 (2.25%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.12%) VB
7 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.12%) CCNA
2 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.12%) ISEB
2 1 (1.12%) MCSE
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) XenApp
2 8 (8.99%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.37%) vSphere
4 2 (2.25%) Corosync
4 2 (2.25%) Docker
4 2 (2.25%) vCloud
5 1 (1.12%) IAG
5 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.25%) Ansible
3 2 (2.25%) Control-M
3 2 (2.25%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.25%) Pacemaker
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) Rundeck
3 2 (2.25%) SCCM
3 2 (2.25%) Terraform
4 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.12%) Core Impact
4 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) IBM
2 15 (16.85%) VMware
3 13 (14.61%) Citrix
3 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.36%) Oracle
5 10 (11.24%) HP
6 8 (8.99%) Hitachi
6 8 (8.99%) Wyse
7 4 (4.49%) CA
7 4 (4.49%) SAP
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco
8 2 (2.25%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.25%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.25%) Symantec
9 1 (1.12%) Canon
9 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.12%) Google
9 1 (1.12%) IFS
9 1 (1.12%) Remedy
9 1 (1.12%) Veeam
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