The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OS/400 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OS/400 over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM OS/400 (OS400)
UK
Rank 584 627 605
Rank change year-on-year +43 -22  
Contract jobs citing OS/400 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.006% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.022% 0.026% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £368 £263 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -32.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £233 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £293 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £263 £388
% change year-on-year +37.14% -32.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OS/400 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9187 11432 11356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 21.65% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5840 7057 6455
Median daily rate £402 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 694 920
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

OS/400
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OS/400 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for OS/400 in the UK

OS/400
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OS/400.

Contractor daily rate trend for OS/400 in the UK

OS/400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OS/400.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/400 in the UK

OS/400
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/400 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 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 +47 2 £368 +40.00%
London +12 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £360 -
Manchester - 1 £360 -

OS/400
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OS/400 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 OS/400.

1 3 (100.00%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) RPG
2 2 (66.67%) iSeries
2 2 (66.67%) RPG IV
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) IFS
3 1 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) RPG/400
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

OS/400
Top Related 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 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) AS400 Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) RPG
1 2 (66.67%) RPG IV
2 1 (33.33%) RPG/400
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) IFS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP