Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 710 798 777
Rank change year-on-year +88 -21 -7
Contract jobs citing AS400 75 105 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 45
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £265 £220 £263
90th Percentile £588 £507 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 17
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +57.50% -38.93%
10th Percentile £16.00 £17.35 £14.00
90th Percentile £24.25 £43.85 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +17.00% -23.66%

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 25,113 33,640 34,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.12% 32.23% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,905 21,966 22,450
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £253 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,052 1,054 1,001
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% -

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 +102 56 £363 -4.61% 18
UK excluding London +64 41 £350 +7.69% 11
London +91 27 £350 -27.27% 7
South East +55 8 £388 +19.23% 2
Scotland +38 8 £338 +104.55%
Midlands +61 7 £338 -10.00% 5
East of England +44 7 - - 1
West Midlands +34 5 £325 -11.56% 4
South West 0 4 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £325 -
North of England +19 3 £425 +33.86% 1
Yorkshire +33 2 £413 +26.92% 1
East Midlands +28 2 £363 -9.38% 1
North West - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 26 (34.67%) IBM
2 25 (33.33%) iSeries
3 24 (32.00%) RPG
4 23 (30.67%) Banking
5 14 (18.67%) Windows
6 13 (17.33%) RPG IV
7 12 (16.00%) SQL
8 11 (14.67%) Finance
9 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
10 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
11 7 (9.33%) SCCM
11 7 (9.33%) Symantec
11 7 (9.33%) Mainframe
11 7 (9.33%) Change Management
11 7 (9.33%) Migration
11 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
11 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
11 7 (9.33%) ERP
11 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
12 6 (8.00%) DNS
12 6 (8.00%) DHCP
12 6 (8.00%) SLA
12 6 (8.00%) SAP
12 6 (8.00%) DB2
12 6 (8.00%) Automotive
12 6 (8.00%) Blackberry
12 6 (8.00%) Incident Management
12 6 (8.00%) Android

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 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.33%) CICS
4 1 (1.33%) Confluence
4 1 (1.33%) MTS
4 1 (1.33%) Mule
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.67%) BPCS
2 2 (2.67%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.33%) JDE World
3 1 (1.33%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.33%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
1 1 (1.33%) AWS
1 1 (1.33%) Azure
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
1 1 (1.33%) PaaS
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.00%) DHCP
2 6 (8.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) DB2
3 3 (4.00%) MS Access
4 2 (2.67%) Big Data
4 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) GIS
5 1 (1.33%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) JIRA
2 3 (4.00%) Synon
3 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.33%) Subversion
4 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (30.67%) Banking
2 11 (14.67%) Finance
3 6 (8.00%) Automotive
4 5 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) AS400 Developer
4 9 (12.00%) Desktop Support
5 8 (10.67%) RPG Developer
6 7 (9.33%) AS400 Operator
6 7 (9.33%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Architect
7 6 (8.00%) Deskside Support
7 6 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) Programmer
9 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Data Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Support Specialist
10 3 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
1 3 (4.00%) ADO
1 3 (4.00%) DAO
1 3 (4.00%) ODBC
1 3 (4.00%) RESTful
1 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.67%) EDI
2 2 (2.67%) Middleware
2 2 (2.67%) XML
3 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) COM+
3 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.33%) JAXB
3 1 (1.33%) jQuery
3 1 (1.33%) JSON
3 1 (1.33%) React
3 1 (1.33%) REST
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.33%) iSeries
2 7 (9.33%) Mainframe
3 6 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 6 (8.00%) iPhone
4 5 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Windows 10
2 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (2.67%) Unix
5 1 (1.33%) HPUX
5 1 (1.33%) Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.33%) MVS
5 1 (1.33%) OS/2
5 1 (1.33%) OS/400
5 1 (1.33%) Solaris
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.33%) Change Management
2 7 (9.33%) ERP
2 7 (9.33%) Migration
3 6 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.33%) Coaching
4 4 (5.33%) ITIL
4 4 (5.33%) Scrum
5 3 (4.00%) Analytics
5 3 (4.00%) Data Extraction
5 3 (4.00%) MVC
5 3 (4.00%) SDLC
5 3 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.00%) User Stories
6 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.67%) Kanban
6 2 (2.67%) Requirements Management
6 2 (2.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) RPG
2 13 (17.33%) RPG IV
3 12 (16.00%) SQL
4 5 (6.67%) Java
4 5 (6.67%) VBA
5 4 (5.33%) RPG/400
6 3 (4.00%) C
6 3 (4.00%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.33%) COBOL
8 1 (1.33%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) Control-M
2 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) IBM
2 7 (9.33%) Symantec
3 6 (8.00%) SAP
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.33%) Avaya
5 4 (5.33%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.00%) MAPICS
7 2 (2.67%) CA
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle
8 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.33%) Cisco
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix
8 1 (1.33%) Cognos
8 1 (1.33%) CommVault
8 1 (1.33%) Infor
8 1 (1.33%) NetApp
8 1 (1.33%) Sun
8 1 (1.33%) Sybase
8 1 (1.33%) Veeam
8 1 (1.33%) VMware