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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 525 529 574
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +45
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 48 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.087% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.22% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 5
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£376 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
19327 19145 20502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.08% 39.65% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12333 12354
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 507 709
Average hourly rate £34.25 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
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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 +41 28 £425 +32.81% 1
South East -12 17 £376 +43.23%
South West -25 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
RPG IV
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RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 62 (100.00%) RPG
2 38 (61.29%) AS400
3 31 (50.00%) SQL
4 27 (43.55%) iSeries
5 19 (30.65%) WebSphere
6 13 (20.97%) RPG/400
7 12 (19.35%) ITIL
8 11 (17.74%) IBM
9 10 (16.13%) Banking
10 8 (12.90%) FTP
11 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
11 7 (11.29%) DB2
11 7 (11.29%) HTML
12 6 (9.68%) Linux
12 6 (9.68%) DSDM
12 6 (9.68%) Finance
12 6 (9.68%) Six Sigma
12 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (9.68%) TOGAF
12 6 (9.68%) Lean Six Sigma
12 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.68%) Technical Analysis
13 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
13 5 (8.06%) Mainframe
13 5 (8.06%) MQSeries
14 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (6.45%) UNIX
14 4 (6.45%) Internet
14 4 (6.45%) ERwin

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 19 (30.65%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.06%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Misys Midas
2 3 (4.84%) PRMS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) FTP
2 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) DB2
2 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) DataStage
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) ERwin
2 2 (3.23%) Toad
2 2 (3.23%) Synon
General
1 10 (16.13%) Banking
2 6 (9.68%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) International Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Analyst
1 33 (53.23%) Programmer
2 29 (46.77%) Analyst Programmer
3 24 (38.71%) RPG Programmer
4 23 (37.10%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 21 (33.87%) Developer
6 18 (29.03%) AS400 Developer
7 12 (19.35%) RPG Developer
8 8 (12.90%) Consultant
9 4 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.23%) Mainframe Consultant
11 2 (3.23%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior RPG Programmer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst Programmer
11 2 (3.23%) Systems Programmer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior Programmer
11 2 (3.23%) Support Analyst
12 1 (1.61%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) HTML
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 3 (4.84%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) ADO
4 1 (1.61%) JDBC
4 1 (1.61%) Middleware
4 1 (1.61%) FpML
4 1 (1.61%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (61.29%) AS400
2 27 (43.55%) iSeries
3 5 (8.06%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.45%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) UNIX
3 2 (3.23%) OS/400
3 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) DSDM
2 6 (9.68%) Six Sigma
2 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.68%) TOGAF
2 6 (9.68%) Lean Six Sigma
2 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
2 6 (9.68%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.84%) Service Management
5 3 (4.84%) Workflow
5 3 (4.84%) Automated Testing
5 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.84%) Web Application Development
6 2 (3.23%) OO PHP
6 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.23%) ITSM
6 2 (3.23%) PDM
6 2 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) RPG
2 31 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (20.97%) RPG/400
4 3 (4.84%) COBOL
4 3 (4.84%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) PHP
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) RPG III
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) IBM
2 2 (3.23%) Citrix
2 2 (3.23%) Zend
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) Infor
3 1 (1.61%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
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