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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 102 99 127
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +28
Contract jobs citing RPG 18 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 1.25% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.86% 3.80% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 6
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£376 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% +20.00%
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 - - -
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
630 842 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.75% 32.80% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 386 351
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 18 36
Average hourly rate £23.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 1 September 2014. 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 -15 4 £250 -44.44%
Reading - - - -
RPG
South East

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 19 (70.37%) RPG IV
2 16 (59.26%) WebSphere
3 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 9 (33.33%) .NET
5 7 (25.93%) AS400
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) iSeries
6 6 (22.22%) Test Management
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) TestDirector
8 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma
8 4 (14.81%) DB2
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 4 (14.81%) DSDM
8 4 (14.81%) IBM
8 4 (14.81%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
8 4 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
9 3 (11.11%) Workflow
10 2 (7.41%) DataStage
10 2 (7.41%) Internet
10 2 (7.41%) ERwin
10 2 (7.41%) Toad
10 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
10 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (7.41%) UNIX

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 16 (59.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) DataStage
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) TestDirector
2 2 (7.41%) ERwin
2 2 (7.41%) Toad
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst Programmer
1 14 (51.85%) Programmer
1 14 (51.85%) RPG Programmer
1 14 (51.85%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Programme Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior RPG Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) AS400
2 6 (22.22%) iSeries
3 2 (7.41%) SWIFT
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Test Management
1 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 4 (14.81%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
2 4 (14.81%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) DSDM
2 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma
2 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Web Application Development
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) RPG IV
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) RPG/400
4 1 (3.70%) C
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Metastorm