The table below looks at the statistics for RPG IV skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 106 112 129
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 14 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.67% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 2.05% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
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£376 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.11% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
631 831 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.63% 32.78% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 377 351
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 36
Average hourly rate £23.50 £30.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.57% -5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.93 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG IV Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

RPG IV
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG IV across the Berkshire region.

RPG IV Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RPG IV also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RPG IV.

1 19 (100.00%) RPG
2 16 (84.21%) WebSphere
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) iSeries
5 5 (26.32%) AS400
6 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
6 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) DB2
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) DSDM
6 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
7 2 (10.53%) DataStage
7 2 (10.53%) Internet
7 2 (10.53%) ERwin
7 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
7 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.53%) Toad
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) UNIX
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) .NET
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RPG IV also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RPG IV. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (84.21%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) DataStage
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Toad
1 2 (10.53%) ERwin
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst Programmer
1 14 (73.68%) Programmer
1 14 (73.68%) RPG Programmer
1 14 (73.68%) RPG Analyst Programmer
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior RPG Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) iSeries
2 5 (26.32%) AS400
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) DSDM
1 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
1 4 (21.05%) Lean Six Sigma
1 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
1 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
1 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Workflow
2 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) RPG
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) RPG/400
4 1 (5.26%) C
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle