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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 539 485 543
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +58
Contract jobs citing RPG 27 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.10% 0.036%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.27% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 10
Average daily rate £344 £413 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +43.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £279 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £281 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19429 16204 19746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.10% 36.89% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12753 10181 11872
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 588 704
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -42 14 £450 -7.69% 1
South East -8 11 £288 - 1
East Midlands -14 1 - -
South West -17 1 £220 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 48 (48.98%) AS400
2 41 (41.84%) iSeries
3 33 (33.67%) RPG IV
4 23 (23.47%) SQL
5 19 (19.39%) IBM
6 17 (17.35%) XML
7 15 (15.31%) Oracle
8 14 (14.29%) BPCS
9 13 (13.27%) DB2
9 13 (13.27%) .NET
9 13 (13.27%) Finance
10 11 (11.22%) Manufacturing
10 11 (11.22%) Retail
10 11 (11.22%) Java
11 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
11 10 (10.20%) ERP
11 10 (10.20%) WebSphere
11 10 (10.20%) Workflow
12 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
13 8 (8.16%) INSURE/90
14 7 (7.14%) Degree
14 7 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
15 6 (6.12%) OO
15 6 (6.12%) Project Management
15 6 (6.12%) Banking
16 5 (5.10%) UML
16 5 (5.10%) HTML
16 5 (5.10%) DataStage
16 5 (5.10%) Toad
16 5 (5.10%) OS/400

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (10.20%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.02%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Project
2 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (14.29%) BPCS
2 8 (8.16%) INSURE/90
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (4.08%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.02%) Loan IQ
5 1 (1.02%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) FTP
2 3 (3.06%) APPN
2 3 (3.06%) Internet
2 3 (3.06%) HTTP
2 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.06%) SNA
2 3 (3.06%) LAN
2 3 (3.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) DB2
2 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.10%) DataStage
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.04%) MySQL
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Toad
2 4 (4.08%) ERwin
3 3 (3.06%) Rational Rose
3 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.04%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.04%) Synon
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Manufacturing
2 11 (11.22%) Retail
3 6 (6.12%) Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Back Office
5 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (35.71%) Developer
2 23 (23.47%) Programmer
3 22 (22.45%) Analyst
4 16 (16.33%) RPG Developer
5 13 (13.27%) AS400 Developer
6 10 (10.20%) RPG Programmer
6 10 (10.20%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (8.16%) Business Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Consultant
9 6 (6.12%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Project Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Test Manager
10 5 (5.10%) Administrator
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Technical Project Manager
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Programmer
11 4 (4.08%) Developer Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Analyst Programmer
11 4 (4.08%) Technical Manager
12 3 (3.06%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.35%) XML
2 13 (13.27%) .NET
3 7 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (5.10%) HTML
5 4 (4.08%) Web Services
6 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.06%) WinForms
6 3 (3.06%) CSS
6 3 (3.06%) APPC
7 2 (2.04%) J2EE
8 1 (1.02%) ADO
8 1 (1.02%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (48.98%) AS400
2 41 (41.84%) iSeries
3 4 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.02%) Derivative
4 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.02%) Physics
4 1 (1.02%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) OS/400
2 3 (3.06%) i5/OS
3 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.04%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) Windows
4 1 (1.02%) AIX
4 1 (1.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.20%) ERP
1 10 (10.20%) Workflow
2 6 (6.12%) OO
2 6 (6.12%) Project Management
3 5 (5.10%) UML
3 5 (5.10%) Resource Management
3 5 (5.10%) Test Management
3 5 (5.10%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (4.08%) Web Application Development
4 4 (4.08%) Test Strategy
4 4 (4.08%) Problem Management
4 4 (4.08%) Migration
4 4 (4.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (3.06%) Document Management
5 3 (3.06%) Business Analysis
5 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.06%) OOD
5 3 (3.06%) Load Testing
6 2 (2.04%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) RPG IV
2 23 (23.47%) SQL
3 11 (11.22%) Java
4 4 (4.08%) COBOL
5 3 (3.06%) C
5 3 (3.06%) C#
5 3 (3.06%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.04%) RPG III
6 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.04%) PHP
6 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.02%) Lua
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (3.06%) ISEB
2 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.06%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) IBM
2 15 (15.31%) Oracle
3 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.08%) SunGard
5 3 (3.06%) SAP
5 3 (3.06%) HP
5 3 (3.06%) NetIQ
6 2 (2.04%) Zend
6 2 (2.04%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.02%) Metastorm
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