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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 122 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing RPG 5 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.54% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £406 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £30.00
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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
720 900 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.38% 34.82% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 496 322
Average daily rate £368 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 29
Average hourly rate £35.50 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £22.16 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 24 December 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 12 (60.00%) SQL
1 12 (60.00%) RPG IV
2 9 (45.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (45.00%) iSeries
3 8 (40.00%) AS400
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) DB2
4 6 (30.00%) IBM
5 5 (25.00%) TestDirector
5 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (25.00%) Retail
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Internet
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) RPG/400
5 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) C
7 3 (15.00%) COBOL
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) DSDM
7 3 (15.00%) IBM Certification
7 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
7 3 (15.00%) NetIQ
7 3 (15.00%) APPC
7 3 (15.00%) APPN
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Windows XP

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (45.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) APPN
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) FTP
2 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) DB2
2 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) DataStage
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (10.00%) ERwin
3 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 8 (40.00%) Programmer
3 7 (35.00%) RPG Programmer
3 7 (35.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 5 (25.00%) Programme Manager
4 5 (25.00%) Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) AS400 Developer
6 2 (10.00%) RPG Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior RPG Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior AS400 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) iSeries
2 8 (40.00%) AS400
3 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (15.00%) OS/400
1 3 (15.00%) i5/OS
1 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Test Management
2 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (15.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) DSDM
3 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
5 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
1 12 (60.00%) RPG IV
2 5 (25.00%) RPG/400
3 4 (20.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) NetIQ
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle