The table below looks at the statistics for RPG 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 over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 540 533 469
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -64
Contract jobs citing RPG 41 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 19
Average daily rate
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£343 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £285 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
18741 18180 15791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.91% 37.54% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12695 12118 9943
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 423 573
Average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RPG across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in England

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG across the England region.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in England

RPG
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG across the England region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

RPG Daily Rate Histogram in England

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG across the England region.

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in England

RPG
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 3 June 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 0 18 £475 +11.76%
South East -16 6 - -
South West - 5 £205 - 1
East Midlands -1 4 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
South Coast - 2 £350 -
North West -16 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
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RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RPG 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.

1 40 (61.54%) AS400
2 27 (41.54%) iSeries
3 19 (29.23%) RPG IV
3 19 (29.23%) SQL
4 14 (21.54%) DB2
5 13 (20.00%) Java
6 12 (18.46%) IBM
7 11 (16.92%) Finance
7 11 (16.92%) Banking
8 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.77%) Retail
9 7 (10.77%) COBOL
10 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.23%) Misys
10 6 (9.23%) Misys Equation
11 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
11 5 (7.69%) Migration
11 5 (7.69%) Replication
11 5 (7.69%) Derivative
11 5 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
11 5 (7.69%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (7.69%) SunGard
11 5 (7.69%) OS/400
11 5 (7.69%) .NET
11 5 (7.69%) SDLC
12 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
12 4 (6.15%) ERP
12 4 (6.15%) MS Office
12 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
12 4 (6.15%) Change Management

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RPG 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Misys Equation
2 5 (7.69%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (1.54%) INSURE/90
3 1 (1.54%) JDE World
3 1 (1.54%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.54%) PRMS
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) LAN
1 3 (4.62%) WAN
1 3 (4.62%) FTP
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
1 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.62%) SNA
1 3 (4.62%) Internet
1 3 (4.62%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) DB2
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.62%) UniData
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
1 2 (3.08%) Selenium
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) Synon
General
1 11 (16.92%) Banking
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Retail
3 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (46.15%) Developer
2 16 (24.62%) AS400 Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Analyst
4 12 (18.46%) RPG Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Programmer
6 6 (9.23%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Systems Support
9 3 (4.62%) RPG Programmer
9 3 (4.62%) Systems Support Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Pick Developer
9 3 (4.62%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Debt Manager
10 2 (3.08%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (3.08%) DB2 Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
10 2 (3.08%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) APPC
3 1 (1.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (61.54%) AS400
2 27 (41.54%) iSeries
3 5 (7.69%) Replication
3 5 (7.69%) Derivative
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) OS/400
2 3 (4.62%) i5/OS
2 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
3 5 (7.69%) Migration
3 5 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
3 5 (7.69%) SDLC
4 4 (6.15%) TDD
4 4 (6.15%) ERP
4 4 (6.15%) Change Management
5 3 (4.62%) Project Management
5 3 (4.62%) Scrum
6 2 (3.08%) Workflow
6 2 (3.08%) EAI
6 2 (3.08%) People Management
6 2 (3.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.08%) Test Management
7 1 (1.54%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.54%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.54%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) SQL
1 19 (29.23%) RPG IV
2 13 (20.00%) Java
3 7 (10.77%) COBOL
4 4 (6.15%) RPG/400
5 3 (4.62%) Prolog
5 3 (4.62%) C
6 2 (3.08%) C#
6 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.08%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) IBM
2 6 (9.23%) Misys
3 5 (7.69%) SunGard
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.62%) NetIQ
5 3 (4.62%) Kronos
6 2 (3.08%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.54%) MKS
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Infor
7 1 (1.54%) SAP