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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 550 492 506
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +14
Contract jobs citing RPG 39 67 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.14% 0.062%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 10
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £550 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £389 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.84% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £30.00
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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
19115 18064 17340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.89% 38.25% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 11695 10759
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 526 693
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +8 21 £513 -6.81%
South East -30 10 £273 -29.69% 1
West Midlands -19 2 £413 +17.85%
South West -25 1 - - 2
North West - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
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RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 80 (70.18%) AS400
2 71 (62.28%) RPG IV
3 56 (49.12%) iSeries
4 41 (35.96%) SQL
5 26 (22.81%) Finance
6 25 (21.93%) Banking
6 25 (21.93%) IBM
7 17 (14.91%) DB2
8 14 (12.28%) WebSphere
8 14 (12.28%) FTP
9 13 (11.40%) RPG/400
10 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 12 (10.53%) ITIL
11 11 (9.65%) Java
12 9 (7.89%) C
12 9 (7.89%) Derivative
13 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (7.02%) Mainframe
13 8 (7.02%) OS/400
13 8 (7.02%) COBOL
13 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (6.14%) SunGard
14 7 (6.14%) .NET
14 7 (6.14%) Manufacturing
14 7 (6.14%) Replication
14 7 (6.14%) SunGard GMI
15 6 (5.26%) Test Scripting
15 6 (5.26%) TOGAF
15 6 (5.26%) Retail
15 6 (5.26%) Windows

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (12.28%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) SunGard GMI
2 6 (5.26%) BPCS
3 5 (4.39%) Misys Midas
4 2 (1.75%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.75%) PRMS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.28%) FTP
2 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.26%) Internet
4 5 (4.39%) APPN
4 5 (4.39%) HTTP
5 3 (2.63%) SNA
5 3 (2.63%) LAN
5 3 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (0.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) DB2
2 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.75%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) TestDirector
2 3 (2.63%) Synon
2 3 (2.63%) ERwin
3 2 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 26 (22.81%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 7 (6.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.26%) Retail
5 4 (3.51%) International Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (55.26%) Developer
2 27 (23.68%) AS400 Developer
3 24 (21.05%) Analyst
3 24 (21.05%) Programmer
4 23 (20.18%) RPG Developer
5 19 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 17 (14.91%) RPG Programmer
7 15 (13.16%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 9 (7.89%) Consultant
9 8 (7.02%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.39%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Programme Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Programme Test Manager
11 3 (2.63%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.63%) Developer Analyst
12 2 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (1.75%) Senior Analyst Programmer
12 2 (1.75%) AS400 Support
12 2 (1.75%) Mainframe Consultant
12 2 (1.75%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) .NET
2 5 (4.39%) APPC
2 5 (4.39%) HTML
3 2 (1.75%) XML
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) FpML
4 1 (0.88%) JDBC
4 1 (0.88%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 80 (70.18%) AS400
2 56 (49.12%) iSeries
3 9 (7.89%) Derivative
4 8 (7.02%) Mainframe
5 7 (6.14%) Replication
6 3 (2.63%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.02%) OS/400
2 6 (5.26%) Windows
3 5 (4.39%) i5/OS
4 4 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.63%) UNIX
5 3 (2.63%) Linux
5 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.53%) ITIL
2 8 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.26%) Test Scripting
3 6 (5.26%) TOGAF
3 6 (5.26%) Change Data Capture
4 5 (4.39%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (4.39%) Test Strategy
4 5 (4.39%) Waterfall
4 5 (4.39%) Test Management
4 5 (4.39%) Six Sigma
4 5 (4.39%) Project Management
4 5 (4.39%) DSDM
4 5 (4.39%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (3.51%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.63%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (2.63%) Unit Testing
6 3 (2.63%) Performance Management
6 3 (2.63%) Migration
6 3 (2.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 71 (62.28%) RPG IV
2 41 (35.96%) SQL
3 13 (11.40%) RPG/400
4 11 (9.65%) Java
5 9 (7.89%) C
6 8 (7.02%) COBOL
7 1 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.63%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 25 (21.93%) IBM
2 7 (6.14%) SunGard
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.51%) HP
5 3 (2.63%) NetIQ
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle
5 3 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (1.75%) Cognos
6 2 (1.75%) Misys
7 1 (0.88%) Infor
7 1 (0.88%) Kronos
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