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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 556 512 460
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -52
Contract jobs citing RPG 39 58 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.32% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 42
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£338 £376 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.23% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £317 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
-44.14% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
19729 18403 18045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.29% 37.28% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 11975 11391
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 383 511
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 18 £475 +11.76% 2
South East -26 5 £417 +10.81% 1
South West - 5 £210 - 1
East of England - 4 - - 3
West Midlands +5 3 £318 - 1
South Coast - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
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RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (65.15%) AS400
2 26 (39.39%) SQL
3 20 (30.30%) iSeries
4 12 (18.18%) Java
4 12 (18.18%) DB2
5 11 (16.67%) RPG IV
6 9 (13.64%) Finance
7 8 (12.12%) Migration
7 8 (12.12%) IBM
7 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.61%) Change Management
8 7 (10.61%) OS/400
9 6 (9.09%) Misys
9 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (9.09%) Banking
9 6 (9.09%) Misys Equation
10 5 (7.58%) Derivative
10 5 (7.58%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (7.58%) Change Data Capture
10 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.58%) Data Migration
10 5 (7.58%) SDLC
10 5 (7.58%) .NET
10 5 (7.58%) SunGard
10 5 (7.58%) Replication
11 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
11 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (6.06%) Investment Banking
11 4 (6.06%) TDD

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Misys Equation
2 5 (7.58%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (1.52%) INSURE/90
3 1 (1.52%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) FTP
1 2 (3.03%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) DB2
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.55%) UniData
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (3.03%) Selenium
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Synon
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) AS400 Developer
3 15 (22.73%) Analyst
4 13 (19.70%) RPG Developer
5 10 (15.15%) Programmer
6 8 (12.12%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (10.61%) Consultant
8 5 (7.58%) Architect
8 5 (7.58%) DB2 Consultant
9 4 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) RPG Programmer
10 3 (4.55%) Pick Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Systems Support
10 3 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) AWS Developer
11 2 (3.03%) DB2 Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Test Manager
11 2 (3.03%) RPG Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) ODBC
2 2 (3.03%) EDI
2 2 (3.03%) EDIFACT
3 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (65.15%) AS400
2 20 (30.30%) iSeries
3 5 (7.58%) Replication
3 5 (7.58%) Derivative
4 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) OS/400
2 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (12.12%) Migration
2 7 (10.61%) Change Management
3 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.58%) Data Migration
4 5 (7.58%) Change Data Capture
4 5 (7.58%) SDLC
5 4 (6.06%) TDD
6 3 (4.55%) ERP
7 2 (3.03%) EAI
7 2 (3.03%) Scrum
7 2 (3.03%) Test Management
7 2 (3.03%) People Management
8 1 (1.52%) Logical Data Model
8 1 (1.52%) Physical Data Model
8 1 (1.52%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.52%) Test Planning
8 1 (1.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.52%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) SQL
2 12 (18.18%) Java
3 11 (16.67%) RPG IV
4 3 (4.55%) C#
4 3 (4.55%) COBOL
4 3 (4.55%) Prolog
5 2 (3.03%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (3.03%) ActionScript
5 2 (3.03%) PL/1
5 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VB
6 1 (1.52%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) IBM
2 6 (9.09%) Misys
3 5 (7.58%) SunGard
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.55%) Kronos
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 2 (3.03%) OpenText
6 1 (1.52%) MKS
6 1 (1.52%) MAPICS
6 1 (1.52%) Infor
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