The table below looks at the statistics for RPG 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 over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 110 112 94
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing RPG 3 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.13% 0.57% 1.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.52% 2.23% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 10
Average daily rate
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- £376 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
RPG
South East

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
578 628 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.11% 25.79% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 296 316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 30
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.25 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -9.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £19.00 £16.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

RPG
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +3 1 - -
RPG
South East

RPG
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RPG 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.

1 3 (100.00%) iSeries
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) People Management
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) AS400
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Misys Midas
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) RPG/400
3 1 (33.33%) RPG IV
3 1 (33.33%) SWIFT

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RPG 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) iSeries
2 1 (33.33%) SWIFT
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) RPG/400
1 1 (33.33%) RPG IV
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) IBM