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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 540 519 560
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +41
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 43 46 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.096% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.24% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 5
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£376 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
19152 19023 20044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.42% 39.53% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12347 12161 12180
Average daily rate £398 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 392 514 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £16.72 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +33 21 £425 +32.81%
South East -25 18 £376 +25.33%
South West -38 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
RPG IV
UK

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 55 (100.00%) RPG
2 34 (61.82%) AS400
3 26 (47.27%) SQL
4 24 (43.64%) iSeries
5 17 (30.91%) WebSphere
6 11 (20.00%) RPG/400
6 11 (20.00%) ITIL
7 9 (16.36%) Banking
8 8 (14.55%) FTP
8 8 (14.55%) IBM
9 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
9 7 (12.73%) HTML
9 7 (12.73%) Finance
10 6 (10.91%) DB2
11 5 (9.09%) Linux
11 5 (9.09%) DSDM
11 5 (9.09%) TOGAF
11 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma
11 5 (9.09%) Waterfall
11 5 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
11 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
12 4 (7.27%) International Banking
12 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
12 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
13 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (5.45%) Internet
13 3 (5.45%) ERwin
13 3 (5.45%) PRMS

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (30.91%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) PRMS
1 3 (5.45%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) FTP
2 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) DB2
2 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) DataStage
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) ERwin
2 2 (3.64%) Toad
2 2 (3.64%) Synon
General
1 9 (16.36%) Banking
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) International Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Analyst
2 26 (47.27%) Programmer
3 23 (41.82%) Analyst Programmer
4 21 (38.18%) RPG Programmer
4 21 (38.18%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 16 (29.09%) Developer
6 13 (23.64%) AS400 Developer
7 9 (16.36%) RPG Developer
7 9 (16.36%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Programmer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) HTML
2 3 (5.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.64%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.82%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 34 (61.82%) AS400
2 24 (43.64%) iSeries
3 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (9.09%) DSDM
2 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma
2 5 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 5 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 5 (9.09%) Waterfall
2 5 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (5.45%) Web Application Development
3 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
3 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
3 3 (5.45%) Workflow
3 3 (5.45%) Service Management
3 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.64%) OO
4 2 (3.64%) ITSM
4 2 (3.64%) Project Management
4 2 (3.64%) OO PHP
5 1 (1.82%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (1.82%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) RPG
2 26 (47.27%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 3 (5.45%) COBOL
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) PHP
5 2 (3.64%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.64%) C
6 1 (1.82%) RPG III
6 1 (1.82%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) IBM
2 2 (3.64%) Citrix
2 2 (3.64%) Zend
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Infor
3 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft