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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 554 521 462
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -59
Contract jobs citing RPG 36 65 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 38
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£350 £376 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £338 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.56% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
20542 18847 18889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.73% 37.28% 39.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 12128 12106
Average daily rate £410 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 397 520
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -1 19 £530 +24.70% 2
West Midlands +16 7 £318 -
South West -2 6 £350 -
South East -47 2 £417 +10.81% 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
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RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 57 (74.03%) AS400
2 34 (44.16%) SQL
3 29 (37.66%) iSeries
4 15 (19.48%) DB2
5 13 (16.88%) IBM
5 13 (16.88%) Java
6 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
6 12 (15.58%) RPG IV
7 11 (14.29%) .NET
8 10 (12.99%) Finance
9 9 (11.69%) C#
9 9 (11.69%) ERP
10 8 (10.39%) Migration
10 8 (10.39%) Change Management
10 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
10 8 (10.39%) Banking
11 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (7.79%) Data Migration
12 6 (7.79%) Infor
12 6 (7.79%) OS/400
12 6 (7.79%) VB
13 5 (6.49%) SunGard
13 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
13 5 (6.49%) Change Data Capture
13 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
13 5 (6.49%) SDLC
13 5 (6.49%) Replication
13 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
13 5 (6.49%) Derivative
13 5 (6.49%) SunGard GMI

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (5.19%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.60%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (3.90%) Misys Equation
3 2 (2.60%) BPCS
4 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.30%) Misys Midas
4 1 (1.30%) INSURE/90
4 1 (1.30%) ACBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) FTP
1 2 (2.60%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) DB2
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.60%) UniData
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Selenium
2 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) Synon
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) Analyst
3 20 (25.97%) AS400 Developer
4 17 (22.08%) Programmer
5 15 (19.48%) RPG Developer
6 14 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
7 10 (12.99%) Consultant
8 8 (10.39%) RPG Programmer
9 7 (9.09%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 5 (6.49%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 5 (6.49%) Architect
10 5 (6.49%) DB2 Consultant
11 4 (5.19%) Support Consultant
11 4 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (5.19%) Applications Support Consultant
11 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
11 4 (5.19%) Applications Consultant
12 3 (3.90%) Systems Support Analyst
12 3 (3.90%) Systems Support
12 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) ODBC
3 2 (2.60%) EDI
3 2 (2.60%) EDIFACT
3 2 (2.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (74.03%) AS400
2 29 (37.66%) iSeries
3 5 (6.49%) Replication
3 5 (6.49%) Derivative
3 5 (6.49%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) OS/400
2 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) ERP
2 8 (10.39%) Change Management
2 8 (10.39%) Migration
3 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.79%) Data Migration
5 5 (6.49%) Change Data Capture
5 5 (6.49%) SDLC
5 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.90%) TDD
7 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.60%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.60%) Test Management
8 2 (2.60%) Scrum
8 2 (2.60%) EAI
8 2 (2.60%) People Management
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (1.30%) Test Planning
9 1 (1.30%) Logical Data Model
9 1 (1.30%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.16%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) Java
3 12 (15.58%) RPG IV
4 9 (11.69%) C#
5 6 (7.79%) VB
6 3 (3.90%) Prolog
7 2 (2.60%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (2.60%) RPG/400
7 2 (2.60%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.60%) COBOL
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) PL/1
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) IBM
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.79%) Infor
4 5 (6.49%) SunGard
5 4 (5.19%) MAPICS
6 3 (3.90%) Misys
6 3 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.90%) Kronos
7 2 (2.60%) SAP
7 2 (2.60%) LANSA
7 2 (2.60%) OpenText
8 1 (1.30%) MKS
8 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards