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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 117 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing RPG 2 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 1.14% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £263 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
655 702 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.01% 27.50% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 348 294
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 59
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.48% -39.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £11.25 £16.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (100.00%) iSeries
2 4 (66.67%) AS400
2 4 (66.67%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) i5/OS
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (33.33%) NetIQ
3 2 (33.33%) APPC
3 2 (33.33%) APPN
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) OS/400
3 2 (33.33%) FTP

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) APPN
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) RPG Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) APPC
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) iSeries
2 4 (66.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) i5/OS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (33.33%) OS/400
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Test Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) RPG/400
1 2 (33.33%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (33.33%) NetIQ
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP