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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 125 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Contract jobs citing RPG 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.32% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 1.02% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £263 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £281 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
769 782 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.28% 31.52% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 304 325
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 77 15
Average hourly rate £15.13 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.78% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £43.75 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Slough +4 5 £263 -
RPG
South East

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (70.59%) iSeries
2 10 (58.82%) RPG IV
3 9 (52.94%) WebSphere
4 8 (47.06%) AS400
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 7 (41.18%) XML
5 7 (41.18%) IBM
5 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (29.41%) Toad
6 5 (29.41%) DB2
6 5 (29.41%) DataStage
6 5 (29.41%) Workflow
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) ERwin
7 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
7 4 (23.53%) Web Application Development
7 4 (23.53%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) SAP
9 2 (11.76%) BPCS
9 2 (11.76%) CRM
9 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (11.76%) Banking
9 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (11.76%) TOGAF

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (52.94%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) BPCS
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) JDE World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) DB2
2 5 (29.41%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Toad
2 4 (23.53%) ERwin
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) RPG Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (5.88%) RPG Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) JDE Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) XML
1 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) iSeries
2 8 (47.06%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Workflow
2 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
2 4 (23.53%) Web Application Development
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) RPG IV
2 3 (17.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.88%) Metastorm