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 24 June 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.

IBM OS/400 (OS400)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 641 635
Rank change year-on-year +43 -6  
Contract jobs citing OS/400 3 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.031% 0.024% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £378
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.89%  
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 9650 12429 12432
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.86% 23.11% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6010 7823 7240
Median daily rate £403 £395 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +11.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 650 985
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +0.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/400.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/400 in the UK

OS/400
Top 8 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 24 June 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 +49 2 - - 2
North West +20 1 - -
Manchester +11 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -
County Antrim - 1 £400 -
Belfast - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 4 (80.00%) iSeries
2 3 (60.00%) AS400
2 3 (60.00%) RPG
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) RPG/400
3 2 (40.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) IFS
4 1 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) BPCS
4 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

OS/400
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 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) iSeries
2 3 (60.00%) AS400
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) RPG
2 2 (40.00%) RPG IV
2 2 (40.00%) RPG/400
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) IFS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP