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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 575 565 522
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -43
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 5 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.021% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.026% 0.058% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
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£600 £288 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.69% -41.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £188
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19112 19072 16198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.75% 37.12% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12537 12507 10175
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 453 589
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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
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 17 April 2015. 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 +6 4 £600 -
South West - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
RPG IV
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RPG IV
Top 22 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) RPG
2 14 (63.64%) iSeries
3 13 (59.09%) AS400
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) Banking
7 7 (31.82%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) Change Data Capture
7 7 (31.82%) Derivative
7 7 (31.82%) SunGard GMI
7 7 (31.82%) Replication
7 7 (31.82%) IBM
7 7 (31.82%) SunGard
8 5 (22.73%) DB2
9 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
9 3 (13.64%) Retail
9 3 (13.64%) RPG/400
10 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
11 1 (4.55%) OS/400
11 1 (4.55%) FTP
11 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
11 1 (4.55%) Infor

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) DB2
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) RPG Developer
3 6 (27.27%) AS400 Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Debt Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior AS400 Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) iSeries
2 13 (59.09%) AS400
3 7 (31.82%) Replication
3 7 (31.82%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) RPG
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
1 7 (31.82%) SunGard
2 1 (4.55%) Infor