The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 517 464 517
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +53
Contract jobs citing RPG 52 91 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.20% 0.072%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.51% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 19
Average daily rate
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£376 £320 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -16.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £175 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18155 17992 19247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.36% 38.72% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11839 11361 11727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 530 750
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
RPG
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +1 27 £425 +13.33% 3
South East -35 19 £376 +25.33%
North West - 2 £300 - 2
West Midlands -25 1 - -
East of England - - - -
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 41 (51.90%) AS400
2 37 (46.84%) RPG IV
3 33 (41.77%) iSeries
4 32 (40.51%) SQL
5 17 (21.52%) .NET
6 14 (17.72%) WebSphere
7 11 (13.92%) Banking
8 10 (12.66%) IBM
9 9 (11.39%) ITIL
10 7 (8.86%) Finance
11 6 (7.59%) Derivative
11 6 (7.59%) OO
11 6 (7.59%) HTML
11 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
11 6 (7.59%) DB2
11 6 (7.59%) RPG/400
12 5 (6.33%) Technical Analysis
12 5 (6.33%) XML
12 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
12 5 (6.33%) UML
12 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
12 5 (6.33%) Market Risk
12 5 (6.33%) Investment Banking
12 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
13 4 (5.06%) Validation
13 4 (5.06%) WinForms
13 4 (5.06%) Workflow
13 4 (5.06%) TOGAF
13 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
13 4 (5.06%) Degree

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (17.72%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.06%) IIS
2 4 (5.06%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.80%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) BPCS
2 3 (3.80%) PRMS
3 2 (2.53%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) FTP
1 2 (2.53%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) APPN
2 1 (1.27%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.59%) DB2
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.53%) DataStage
2 2 (2.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Rational Rose
1 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.80%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.53%) Synon
3 2 (2.53%) ERwin
3 2 (2.53%) PVCS
3 2 (2.53%) Toad
4 1 (1.27%) Visual LANSA
General
1 11 (13.92%) Banking
2 7 (8.86%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) French Language
4 1 (1.27%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Analyst
2 26 (32.91%) Developer
3 21 (26.58%) Programmer
4 19 (24.05%) Analyst Programmer
5 16 (20.25%) RPG Programmer
6 15 (18.99%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 10 (12.66%) RPG Developer
8 9 (11.39%) AS400 Developer
9 8 (10.13%) Consultant
9 8 (10.13%) Business Analyst
10 6 (7.59%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 4 (5.06%) Technical Manager
11 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
11 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
11 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
11 4 (5.06%) Technical Project Manager
12 3 (3.80%) Test Analyst
13 2 (2.53%) Programme Manager
13 2 (2.53%) Senior Manager
13 2 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) .NET
2 6 (7.59%) HTML
3 5 (6.33%) XML
4 4 (5.06%) WinForms
4 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.06%) Web Services
5 3 (3.80%) CSS
6 2 (2.53%) Middleware
7 1 (1.27%) APPC
7 1 (1.27%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 41 (51.90%) AS400
2 33 (41.77%) iSeries
3 6 (7.59%) Derivative
4 5 (6.33%) Market Risk
5 4 (5.06%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) Linux
2 3 (3.80%) UNIX
3 2 (2.53%) OS/400
3 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) i5/OS
4 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.39%) ITIL
2 6 (7.59%) OO
3 5 (6.33%) UML
3 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (6.33%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (5.06%) Test Management
4 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
4 4 (5.06%) Test Strategy
4 4 (5.06%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
4 4 (5.06%) Load Testing
4 4 (5.06%) TOGAF
4 4 (5.06%) OOD
4 4 (5.06%) DSDM
4 4 (5.06%) Six Sigma
4 4 (5.06%) Workflow
4 4 (5.06%) Validation
5 3 (3.80%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (3.80%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) RPG IV
2 32 (40.51%) SQL
3 6 (7.59%) RPG/400
4 4 (5.06%) C#
4 4 (5.06%) COBOL
5 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.53%) PHP
5 2 (2.53%) C
5 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.27%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) IBM
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 2 (2.53%) Zend
5 1 (1.27%) Infor
5 1 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.27%) Metastorm
5 1 (1.27%) LANSA
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago