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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 535 562 520
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -42
Contract jobs citing RPG 46 23 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.049% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.13% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 20
Average daily rate £275 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £274 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £39.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-62.02% -
RPG
UK

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
17933 17670 17036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.58% 37.97% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 11854 10829
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 402 462
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.85 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 28 £375 +22.95% 3
East Midlands -1 6 £275 -
West Midlands - 4 £275 -
South East +6 3 £275 +10.33%
East of England - 3 £210 - 1
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 66 (86.84%) AS400
2 35 (46.05%) iSeries
3 28 (36.84%) SQL
4 25 (32.89%) RPG IV
5 14 (18.42%) Banking
6 12 (15.79%) ERP
6 12 (15.79%) Misys
6 12 (15.79%) Misys Equation
7 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
8 8 (10.53%) Finance
8 8 (10.53%) Java
8 8 (10.53%) IBM
9 7 (9.21%) VB
9 7 (9.21%) .NET
9 7 (9.21%) XML
9 7 (9.21%) Infor
9 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.89%) RPG/400
10 6 (7.89%) C#
10 6 (7.89%) EDI
10 6 (7.89%) BPCS
11 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
11 5 (6.58%) INSURE/90
12 4 (5.26%) FTP
12 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
12 4 (5.26%) Change Management
13 3 (3.95%) MAPICS
13 3 (3.95%) Automotive
13 3 (3.95%) Migration
13 3 (3.95%) ODBC

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Misys Equation
2 6 (7.89%) BPCS
3 5 (6.58%) INSURE/90
4 2 (2.63%) SAP CRM
4 2 (2.63%) Unica
5 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) FTP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) DB2
3 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.63%) DTS
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (2.63%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (18.42%) Banking
2 8 (10.53%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Automotive
5 2 (2.63%) Back Office
5 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Norwegian Language
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Front Office
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (67.11%) Developer
2 46 (60.53%) RPG Developer
3 44 (57.89%) AS400 Developer
4 17 (22.37%) Analyst
5 15 (19.74%) Programmer
6 11 (14.47%) RPG Programmer
7 9 (11.84%) Analyst Programmer
8 7 (9.21%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 6 (7.89%) Applications Support
10 5 (6.58%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (6.58%) AS400 Support
11 4 (5.26%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 4 (5.26%) AS400 Programmer
12 3 (3.95%) Applications Consultant
12 3 (3.95%) Applications Support Consultant
12 3 (3.95%) Consultant
12 3 (3.95%) Support Consultant
13 2 (2.63%) LANSA Developer
13 2 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
13 2 (2.63%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
1 7 (9.21%) XML
2 6 (7.89%) EDI
3 3 (3.95%) ODBC
4 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 66 (86.84%) AS400
2 35 (46.05%) iSeries
3 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
1 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) ERP
2 4 (5.26%) Change Management
3 3 (3.95%) Migration
4 2 (2.63%) CRM
4 2 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (1.32%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.32%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.32%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.32%) Information Security
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.32%) Release Management
5 1 (1.32%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.32%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (1.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 25 (32.89%) RPG IV
3 8 (10.53%) Java
4 7 (9.21%) VB
5 6 (7.89%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Misys
2 8 (10.53%) IBM
3 7 (9.21%) Infor
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.95%) MAPICS
6 2 (2.63%) Informatica
6 2 (2.63%) LANSA
6 2 (2.63%) Remedy
6 2 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
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