Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 731 697
Rank change year-on-year -10 -34 -116
Contract jobs citing AS400 99 179 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.49% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 79 121
UK median daily rate £364 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.92% +30.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £221 £205 £180
90th Percentile £476 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £288 £226
% change year-on-year +13.04% +27.07% -29.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 3
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +14.29% -24.62%
10th Percentile £17.30 £13.50 £17.45
90th Percentile £40.75 £28.75 £30.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +69.70% -49.23%

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 31782 36308 36250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 33.03% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20716 23831 22560
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1170 1372
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.51% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.40 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.76 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.51% +17.23% -10.26%

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 25 July 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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 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 +10 93 £364 +3.93% 5
UK excluding London +21 71 £325 +13.04% 4
London -20 26 £400 -11.11% 1
South East -4 23 £370 +48.00% 2
East of England - 13 £300 -
North of England +71 12 £360 +50.00% 1
Midlands +16 10 £325 +8.33% 1
North West +50 9 £361 -31.19%
West Midlands +33 9 £325 +15.56% 1
South West - 8 - -
Scotland +46 5 £350 +17.65%
Yorkshire - 2 £394 - 1
North East +42 1 £153 -32.30%
East Midlands -15 1 £300 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 39 (39.39%) iSeries
2 24 (24.24%) RPG
2 24 (24.24%) Windows
3 19 (19.19%) SQL
3 19 (19.19%) Finance
4 18 (18.18%) DB2
4 18 (18.18%) IBM
5 17 (17.17%) RPG IV
6 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
7 14 (14.14%) Oracle
8 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
8 13 (13.13%) Java
8 13 (13.13%) Linux
9 11 (11.11%) WebSphere
10 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (10.10%) Unix
10 10 (10.10%) Tivoli
11 9 (9.09%) VMware
11 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (8.08%) Mainframe
12 8 (8.08%) Citrix
12 8 (8.08%) ITIL
13 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
13 7 (7.07%) SLA
13 7 (7.07%) SAP
13 7 (7.07%) .NET
13 7 (7.07%) Banking
13 7 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
14 6 (6.06%) Migration

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 11 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.05%) Apache
3 5 (5.05%) MQSeries
4 3 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.02%) nginx
5 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.01%) IIS
6 1 (1.01%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Maximo
2 1 (1.01%) BPCS
2 1 (1.01%) Movex
2 1 (1.01%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (2.02%) GitHub
2 1 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) SAN
2 4 (4.04%) Firewall
3 2 (2.02%) LAN
3 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.02%) WAN
4 1 (1.01%) FTP
4 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.01%) Internet
4 1 (1.01%) Intranet
4 1 (1.01%) LDAP
4 1 (1.01%) SSL
4 1 (1.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.18%) DB2
2 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.02%) Subversion
1 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) Synon
2 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.03%) Front Office
6 2 (2.02%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Developer
3 9 (9.09%) AS400 Developer
3 9 (9.09%) Consultant
4 7 (7.07%) AS400 Operator
4 7 (7.07%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
5 6 (6.06%) Programmer
5 6 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) AS400 Support
6 5 (5.05%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 5 (5.05%) RPG Programmer
7 4 (4.04%) IT Development Manager
7 4 (4.04%) Manual Tester
7 4 (4.04%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) RPG Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) .NET
2 4 (4.04%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (4.04%) XML
3 3 (3.03%) Web Services
4 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.02%) HTML
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.02%) LAMP
4 2 (2.02%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.02%) Middleware
5 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.01%) CSS
5 1 (1.01%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.01%) J2EE
5 1 (1.01%) Java EE
5 1 (1.01%) ODBC
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.01%) RESTful
5 1 (1.01%) Spring
5 1 (1.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (39.39%) iSeries
2 8 (8.08%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.04%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (4.04%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.03%) Clustering
5 3 (3.03%) LPAR
6 2 (2.02%) Derivative
6 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.02%) PDA
6 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.01%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.24%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) Linux
3 10 (10.10%) Unix
4 5 (5.05%) AIX
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.04%) OS/400
5 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.04%) zOS
6 3 (3.03%) OS/390
6 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) Android
7 1 (1.01%) HPUX
7 1 (1.01%) Solaris
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (8.08%) ITIL
3 7 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (6.06%) Migration
5 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce
5 5 (5.05%) High Availability
6 4 (4.04%) Code Optimisation
6 4 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.04%) Line Management
6 4 (4.04%) Manual Testing
6 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.03%) Project Management
7 3 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.02%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.02%) Change Management
8 2 (2.02%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.02%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.24%) RPG
2 19 (19.19%) SQL
3 17 (17.17%) RPG IV
4 13 (13.13%) Java
5 2 (2.02%) Python
5 2 (2.02%) RPG/400
6 1 (1.01%) C#
6 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) ISEB
2 2 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.01%) Degree
3 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
2 6 (6.06%) QA
3 2 (2.02%) GDPR
4 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.01%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.02%) Corosync
4 2 (2.02%) Docker
4 2 (2.02%) vCloud
4 2 (2.02%) vSphere
4 2 (2.02%) XenApp
4 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.01%) RACF
5 1 (1.01%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.10%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (4.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.03%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (3.03%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (2.02%) Ansible
4 2 (2.02%) Control-M
4 2 (2.02%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.02%) Pacemaker
4 2 (2.02%) Puppet
4 2 (2.02%) Rundeck
4 2 (2.02%) Terraform
5 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) IBM
2 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.14%) Oracle
4 9 (9.09%) VMware
5 8 (8.08%) Citrix
6 7 (7.07%) SAP
7 4 (4.04%) HP
8 3 (3.03%) Cisco
8 3 (3.03%) JD Edwards
8 3 (3.03%) Lotus
9 2 (2.02%) CA
9 2 (2.02%) JDA
9 2 (2.02%) McAfee
9 2 (2.02%) Wyse
10 1 (1.01%) Cadence
10 1 (1.01%) EMC
10 1 (1.01%) Google
10 1 (1.01%) NetApp
10 1 (1.01%) Novell
10 1 (1.01%) Symantec