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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 33 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing RPG 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.72% 1.27% 5.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 3.28% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-31.44% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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
116 122 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 41.88% 38.85% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 90 37
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £110.13 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.02% +622.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £21.33 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £190.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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

RPG
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) OS/400
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) AIX

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) OS/400
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft