Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 766 734
Rank change year-on-year -21 -32 -89
Contract jobs citing AS400 98 115 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 70
UK median daily rate £336 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.46% - +2.77%
10th Percentile £209 £230 £203
90th Percentile £496 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 11
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -17.53%
10th Percentile £15.20 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.40 £49.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.00% +25.00% -18.37%

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 34,972 34,182 36,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.17% 34.40% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,898 22,524 23,822
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,071 1,062 1,254
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +6.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +11.11%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 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 -51 61 £375 +15.38% 17
UK excluding London -34 56 £325 +8.33% 15
London -26 23 £445 +11.25% 3
South East -21 18 £325 +8.33% 8
Midlands -21 10 £375 +25.00% 4
Wales - 10 £219 - 1
East of England -2 6 - - 1
Scotland -19 6 £165 -58.75%
West Midlands -23 6 £368 +22.50% 2
Yorkshire -19 3 £325 -25.71%
North of England -25 3 £325 -16.13% 1
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 2
Isle of Man - 2 - -
South West - 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 33 (33.67%) iSeries
2 31 (31.63%) Finance
3 29 (29.59%) Windows
4 27 (27.55%) RPG
5 25 (25.51%) SQL
6 21 (21.43%) IBM
7 14 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 13 (13.27%) Synon
8 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
8 13 (13.27%) SAP
9 12 (12.24%) JD Edwards
9 12 (12.24%) SLA
9 12 (12.24%) Migration
9 12 (12.24%) RPG IV
10 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (10.20%) ITIL
11 9 (9.18%) MCP
11 9 (9.18%) ERP
11 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (9.18%) IT Governance
11 9 (9.18%) Banking
12 8 (8.16%) Data Migration
12 8 (8.16%) Windows Server
12 8 (8.16%) Linux
12 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.16%) VMware
12 8 (8.16%) Service Management
12 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
12 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (7.14%) Risk Management

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 3 (3.06%) MQSeries
2 2 (2.04%) CICS
2 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) CATIA
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) SAP APO
1 5 (5.10%) SAP MDM
1 5 (5.10%) SAP MM
2 4 (4.08%) SAP ERP
3 2 (2.04%) JDE World
3 2 (2.04%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (1.02%) BPCS
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.02%) Infor M3
4 1 (1.02%) Lawson
4 1 (1.02%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.10%) VoIP
2 3 (3.06%) FTP
3 2 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (1.02%) DHCP
4 1 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) Big Data
3 5 (5.10%) DB2
3 5 (5.10%) SAP BW
3 5 (5.10%) SAP HANA
4 4 (4.08%) Data Lake
4 4 (4.08%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.04%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Synon
2 6 (6.12%) JIRA
General
1 31 (31.63%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.08%) General Ledger
4 4 (4.08%) Retail
5 3 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.04%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.04%) French Language
6 2 (2.04%) German Language
6 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Italian Language
6 2 (2.04%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (39.80%) Developer
2 28 (28.57%) Analyst
3 21 (21.43%) AS400 Developer
4 10 (10.20%) Synon Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Incident Analyst
5 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) RPG Developer
7 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.10%) Programmer
7 5 (5.10%) SAP Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (4.08%) Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.08%) RPG Programmer
8 4 (4.08%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Web Services
2 3 (3.06%) Middleware
2 3 (3.06%) XML
3 2 (2.04%) EDI
4 1 (1.02%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 33 (33.67%) iSeries
2 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.08%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.04%) Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.04%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.04%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.02%) Fintech
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
7 1 (1.02%) Life Science
7 1 (1.02%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.59%) Windows
2 8 (8.16%) Linux
2 8 (8.16%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.10%) Unix
4 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.04%) zOS
7 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 12 (12.24%) Migration
3 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.20%) ITIL
4 9 (9.18%) ERP
4 9 (9.18%) IT Governance
5 8 (8.16%) Data Migration
5 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (8.16%) Service Management
6 7 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 7 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.10%) Analytics
7 5 (5.10%) Big Data Analytics
7 5 (5.10%) Change Management
7 5 (5.10%) Data Analytics
7 5 (5.10%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.08%) CRM
8 4 (4.08%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (4.08%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) RPG
2 25 (25.51%) SQL
3 12 (12.24%) RPG IV
4 4 (4.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.06%) COBOL
6 2 (2.04%) JCL
7 1 (1.02%) RPG/400
7 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) MCP
2 4 (4.08%) Degree
3 2 (2.04%) CISA
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.04%) CRISC
4 1 (1.02%) CCNA
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.02%) ISEB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.02%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.24%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) XenDesktop
2 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) IBM
2 13 (13.27%) SAP
3 12 (12.24%) JD Edwards
4 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.16%) VMware
5 5 (5.10%) Citrix
5 5 (5.10%) Dell
5 5 (5.10%) EMC
5 5 (5.10%) HP
5 5 (5.10%) Isilon
6 4 (4.08%) Cloudera
6 4 (4.08%) hybris
7 3 (3.06%) LANSA
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle
8 2 (2.04%) BT
8 2 (2.04%) CA
8 2 (2.04%) Informatica
8 2 (2.04%) JDA
8 2 (2.04%) Kofax
8 2 (2.04%) Sybase