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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 542 524 502
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 15 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.085% 0.091% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £225 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.83% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £245 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £201 £210
% change year-on-year
+40.27% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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
17638 16517 15639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.98% 37.55% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11904 10560 9767
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 460 661
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.18 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 January 2015.

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 January 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 -8 6 £375 +50.00% 1
South East -5 2 £225 +12.21%
South West -17 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
RPG IV
UK

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 55 (100.00%) RPG
2 40 (72.73%) AS400
3 31 (56.36%) iSeries
4 20 (36.36%) SQL
5 15 (27.27%) IBM
6 12 (21.82%) DB2
6 12 (21.82%) Banking
7 11 (20.00%) Java
8 10 (18.18%) Finance
8 10 (18.18%) RPG/400
9 9 (16.36%) Derivative
10 7 (12.73%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (12.73%) Replication
10 7 (12.73%) ITIL
10 7 (12.73%) SunGard
11 6 (10.91%) Change Data Capture
12 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
12 5 (9.09%) HTML
13 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
13 4 (7.27%) FTP
13 4 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
14 3 (5.45%) Misys Midas
14 3 (5.45%) International Banking
14 3 (5.45%) Lean Six Sigma
14 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
14 3 (5.45%) Service Management
14 3 (5.45%) ITSM
14 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (5.45%) Retail

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
1 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (5.45%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) FTP
2 3 (5.45%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) DB2
2 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) ERwin
2 1 (1.82%) Synon
General
1 12 (21.82%) Banking
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) International Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (65.45%) Developer
2 23 (41.82%) AS400 Developer
3 19 (34.55%) RPG Developer
4 15 (27.27%) Analyst
5 12 (21.82%) Programmer
6 10 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (12.73%) Consultant
8 6 (10.91%) RPG Programmer
9 5 (9.09%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 5 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
10 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
11 2 (3.64%) Mainframe Consultant
11 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Team Leader
11 2 (3.64%) Lead Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Senior AS400 Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Debt Manager
11 2 (3.64%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
12 1 (1.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) Java SE
3 1 (1.82%) FpML
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (72.73%) AS400
2 31 (56.36%) iSeries
3 9 (16.36%) Derivative
4 7 (12.73%) Replication
5 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
6 3 (5.45%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) OS/400
1 3 (5.45%) UNIX
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) ITIL
2 6 (10.91%) Change Data Capture
3 3 (5.45%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (5.45%) Service Management
3 3 (5.45%) ITSM
3 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (5.45%) TOGAF
3 3 (5.45%) Six Sigma
3 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (5.45%) DSDM
3 3 (5.45%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
3 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
4 2 (3.64%) Web Application Development
4 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Project Management
4 2 (3.64%) PDM
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Workflow
4 2 (3.64%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (100.00%) RPG
2 20 (36.36%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) Java
4 10 (18.18%) RPG/400
5 2 (3.64%) C
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) IBM
2 7 (12.73%) SunGard
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix
4 1 (1.82%) Infor