The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank - 29 29
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 2.53% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.82% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Cardiff region.

Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
179 88 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 50.71% 37.13% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £270 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £385 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RPG across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG across the Cardiff region.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff