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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
UK / England
Rank 551 594 565
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -29
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 16 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.022% 0.024%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.097% 0.055% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £300 £400 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £500 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £240 £281
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
16492 18128 17555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.42% 38.98% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11360 12393 11937
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 488 384
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.05 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.39 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing RPG IV as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 5 £290 - 1
South East +15 3 - -
West Midlands 0 3 - -
London +8 2 - -
North West - 2 £306 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
RPG IV
UK

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 30 (100.00%) RPG
2 24 (80.00%) AS400
3 8 (26.67%) iSeries
4 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 7 (23.33%) DB2
5 6 (20.00%) Banking
6 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) RPG/400
7 3 (10.00%) Misys Equation
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) CA
7 3 (10.00%) Misys
7 3 (10.00%) C#
7 3 (10.00%) MQSeries
8 2 (6.67%) Java
8 2 (6.67%) BPCS
8 2 (6.67%) OS/400
8 2 (6.67%) Finance
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) QA
8 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.67%) System Testing
8 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
8 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 1 (3.33%) High Availability
9 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Misys Equation
2 2 (6.67%) BPCS
3 1 (3.33%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) DB2
General
1 6 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Private Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 16 (53.33%) AS400 Developer
3 13 (43.33%) RPG Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Programmer
4 6 (20.00%) RPG Programmer
5 5 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (16.67%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 3 (10.00%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Developer
7 2 (6.67%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 2 (6.67%) AS400 Programmer
7 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior AS400 Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 24 (80.00%) AS400
2 8 (26.67%) iSeries
3 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) SDLC
3 2 (6.67%) System Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.33%) High Availability
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Release Management
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) RPG
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) RPG/400
4 3 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) CA
1 3 (10.00%) Misys
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Microgen