The table below looks at the statistics for RPG IV skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 606 593 586
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 21 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.026% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Average daily rate £306 £600 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.95% +108.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £600 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £600 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -
RPG IV
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19646 19103 18554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.34% 37.68% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13639 12609 12294
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 408 438
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £36.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £45.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RPG IV Jobs Demand Trend in England

RPG IV
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RPG IV Daily Rate Trend in England

RPG IV
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG IV across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

RPG IV Daily Rate Histogram in England

RPG IV
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV across the England region.

RPG IV Hourly Rate Trend in England

RPG IV
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
London +2 12 £463 -22.91%
East Midlands - 3 £275 -
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
South East - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
RPG IV
UK

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RPG IV 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 IV.

1 26 (78.79%) iSeries
2 25 (75.76%) RPG
3 20 (60.61%) SQL
3 20 (60.61%) AS400
4 9 (27.27%) Change Management
5 8 (24.24%) XML
6 7 (21.21%) Apache
6 7 (21.21%) DB2
6 7 (21.21%) CGI
6 7 (21.21%) SDLC
7 6 (18.18%) RPG/400
7 6 (18.18%) INSURE/90
7 6 (18.18%) SSL
7 6 (18.18%) SAX
7 6 (18.18%) SAN
7 6 (18.18%) IFS
8 5 (15.15%) Misys
8 5 (15.15%) IBM
8 5 (15.15%) Java
8 5 (15.15%) Banking
8 5 (15.15%) Finance
8 5 (15.15%) Misys Equation
8 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
9 4 (12.12%) Data Quality
9 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (12.12%) Unica
9 4 (12.12%) Migration
9 4 (12.12%) SAP CRM
9 4 (12.12%) SAP XI

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RPG IV 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 IV. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.21%) Apache
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) INSURE/90
2 5 (15.15%) Misys Equation
3 4 (12.12%) SAP CRM
3 4 (12.12%) Unica
4 1 (3.03%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
1 6 (18.18%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) DB2
2 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (12.12%) DTS
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (6.06%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 16 (48.48%) RPG Developer
3 13 (39.39%) AS400 Developer
4 11 (33.33%) Analyst
5 7 (21.21%) Administrator
5 7 (21.21%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (15.15%) Systems Developer
8 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
8 4 (12.12%) AS400 Support
9 3 (9.09%) DB2 Administrator
9 3 (9.09%) Environment Analyst
9 3 (9.09%) Programmer
9 3 (9.09%) RPG Programmer
10 1 (3.03%) DB2 Developer
10 1 (3.03%) Environment Support Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) ERP Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Analyst
10 1 (3.03%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) XML
2 7 (21.21%) CGI
3 6 (18.18%) SAX
4 4 (12.12%) SAP XI
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
6 1 (3.03%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (78.79%) iSeries
2 20 (60.61%) AS400
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Change Management
2 7 (21.21%) SDLC
3 4 (12.12%) CRM
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) ERP
5 1 (3.03%) Information Security
5 1 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) RPG
2 20 (60.61%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) RPG/400
4 5 (15.15%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) IFS
2 5 (15.15%) IBM
2 5 (15.15%) Misys
3 4 (12.12%) Informatica
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy