The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 100 93 125
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +32
Contract jobs citing RPG 20 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 1.25% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.24% 3.95% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£376 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
618 760 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.56% 31.61% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 343 379
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.77 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
RPG
South East

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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 4 £250 -44.44%
RPG
South East

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (76.00%) RPG IV
2 16 (64.00%) WebSphere
3 14 (56.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) AS400
4 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 6 (24.00%) iSeries
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) DB2
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) DSDM
7 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
8 3 (12.00%) Workflow
8 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
9 2 (8.00%) DataStage
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) ERwin
9 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
9 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (8.00%) UNIX
9 2 (8.00%) Linux
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (64.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) DataStage
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (8.00%) ERwin
2 2 (8.00%) Toad
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 14 (56.00%) Programmer
1 14 (56.00%) RPG Programmer
1 14 (56.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 4 (16.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Technical Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior RPG Programmer
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) AS400
2 6 (24.00%) iSeries
3 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL
1 4 (16.00%) DSDM
1 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma
1 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
1 4 (16.00%) Test Management
1 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (16.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
1 4 (16.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) Workflow
3 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) RPG IV
2 14 (56.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) RPG/400
4 1 (4.00%) C
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Metastorm