Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 747 736 681
Rank change year-on-year -11 -55 +21
Contract jobs citing AS400 130 92 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.099% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.30% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 66
UK median daily rate £425 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% +1.54% +2.36%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £205
90th Percentile £538 £476 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £294
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.13% -3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +38.89% -9.24%
10th Percentile £11.60 £36.25 £17.00
90th Percentile £30.10 £39.38 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £37.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -63.33% +38.89% -31.65%

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 34,255 31,129 35,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.88% 33.59% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,522 20,211 23,186
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £248
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,098 1,264
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.88 £50.00 £49.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +21.85%

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 19 April 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 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AS400 in the UK

AS400
Top 15 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 19 April 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 -48 84 £425 +18.06% 9
UK excluding London -43 50 £338 +12.50% 10
London -8 44 £450 +12.50% 1
Midlands +12 16 £375 +25.00% 2
West Midlands -5 14 £343 +5.38% 1
North of England -6 9 £488 +62.50% 3
East of England -3 8 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -6 7 £488 +62.50% 1
South East -46 6 £325 -12.16% 2
Wales -9 5 £300 - 1
Scotland -32 4 £270 -10.00% 1
East Midlands -4 2 £425 +41.67% 1
South West -4 1 - -
North West -26 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 66 (50.77%) iSeries
2 29 (22.31%) SQL
2 29 (22.31%) Synon
3 26 (20.00%) Retail
4 25 (19.23%) RPG
5 22 (16.92%) Banking
6 19 (14.62%) Windows
6 19 (14.62%) Finance
7 18 (13.85%) ERP
8 17 (13.08%) IBM
9 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (9.23%) TCP/IP
11 12 (9.23%) JDA
11 12 (9.23%) Infor
12 11 (8.46%) RedPrairie
12 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
12 11 (8.46%) Migration
13 10 (7.69%) Mainframe
14 9 (6.92%) SLA
14 9 (6.92%) JD Edwards
14 9 (6.92%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (6.92%) Incident Management
15 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
15 8 (6.15%) Scrum
16 7 (5.38%) SAP
16 7 (5.38%) EDI
16 7 (5.38%) RPG IV
17 6 (4.62%) R
17 6 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.31%) MQSeries
2 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Misys Midas
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.31%) JDE World
3 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.54%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.77%) BPCS
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.77%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.77%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.62%) FTP
2 6 (4.62%) VoIP
3 3 (2.31%) DNS
4 2 (1.54%) DHCP
4 2 (1.54%) Extranet
4 2 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) DB2
2 5 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.77%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (22.31%) Synon
2 5 (3.85%) JIRA
3 2 (1.54%) TestComplete
3 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (20.00%) Retail
2 22 (16.92%) Banking
3 19 (14.62%) Finance
4 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.54%) French Language
5 2 (1.54%) German Language
5 2 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Automotive
6 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.77%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (39.23%) Developer
2 29 (22.31%) Synon Developer
3 28 (21.54%) Analyst
4 14 (10.77%) Architect
4 14 (10.77%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.46%) AS400 Developer
6 10 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.62%) Banking Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Consultant
9 6 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) RPG Developer
10 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Mainframe Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Mainframe Test Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Manual Tester
10 5 (3.85%) Tester
11 4 (3.08%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) EDI
2 3 (2.31%) Middleware
3 2 (1.54%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.54%) ODBC
3 2 (1.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.54%) XML
4 1 (0.77%) CSS
4 1 (0.77%) HTML
4 1 (0.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 66 (50.77%) iSeries
2 10 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.08%) Derivative
3 4 (3.08%) Fintech
4 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.31%) CMDB
4 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.31%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.54%) FMCG
5 2 (1.54%) LPAR
5 2 (1.54%) Tandem
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.62%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Unix
3 5 (3.85%) Linux
4 4 (3.08%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.77%) Android
7 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.77%) HPUX
7 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.77%) OS/400
7 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.85%) ERP
2 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.46%) Migration
4 9 (6.92%) Incident Management
4 9 (6.92%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (6.15%) Scrum
6 6 (4.62%) ITIL
6 6 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.85%) Agile Testing
7 5 (3.85%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 5 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 5 (3.85%) Regression Testing
8 4 (3.08%) Manual Testing
8 4 (3.08%) Project Governance
8 4 (3.08%) Service Management
8 4 (3.08%) TDD
9 3 (2.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.31%) CRM
9 3 (2.31%) Investment Management
9 3 (2.31%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.31%) SQL
2 25 (19.23%) RPG
3 7 (5.38%) RPG IV
4 6 (4.62%) R
5 4 (3.08%) Java
6 3 (2.31%) RPG III
7 2 (1.54%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 5 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.54%) CCNA
2 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) ACCA
3 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.77%) CCNP
3 1 (0.77%) CIMA
3 1 (0.77%) CISA
3 1 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.77%) CRISC
3 1 (0.77%) Degree
3 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.77%) MCDBA
3 1 (0.77%) MCP
3 1 (0.77%) MCSE
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) SLA
2 3 (2.31%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) Control-M
2 1 (0.77%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.77%) OpenView
2 1 (0.77%) SCCM
2 1 (0.77%) WMI
2 1 (0.77%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (13.08%) IBM
2 12 (9.23%) Infor
2 12 (9.23%) JDA
3 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.46%) RedPrairie
4 9 (6.92%) JD Edwards
5 7 (5.38%) SAP
6 5 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (3.08%) HP
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle
7 4 (3.08%) Remedy
7 4 (3.08%) VMware
8 3 (2.31%) Charles River
8 3 (2.31%) SEEBURGER
9 2 (1.54%) Epicor
9 2 (1.54%) Kronos
10 1 (0.77%) Apple
10 1 (0.77%) Citrix
10 1 (0.77%) Sage
10 1 (0.77%) Symantec