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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 505 481 550
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +69
Contract jobs citing RPG 74 79 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.056%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.42% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 14
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£376 £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £242 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
19315 19025 20286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.82% 39.50% 37.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12596 12314 12162
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 386 492 715
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -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 23 September 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 September 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 +30 34 £425 +13.33% 1
South East -14 27 £376 -6.00% 2
North West +2 8 - - 3
South West -25 3 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
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RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 76 (67.26%) AS400
2 65 (57.52%) RPG IV
3 49 (43.36%) iSeries
4 43 (38.05%) SQL
5 20 (17.70%) Banking
5 20 (17.70%) WebSphere
6 18 (15.93%) Finance
7 15 (13.27%) ITIL
8 14 (12.39%) RPG/400
9 13 (11.50%) IBM
10 11 (9.73%) DB2
11 10 (8.85%) .NET
11 10 (8.85%) BPCS
11 10 (8.85%) FTP
11 10 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
12 9 (7.96%) Mainframe
13 8 (7.08%) MQSeries
13 8 (7.08%) HTML
13 8 (7.08%) Technical Analysis
13 8 (7.08%) Test Scripting
14 7 (6.19%) Test Management
14 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
14 7 (6.19%) Test Strategy
14 7 (6.19%) DSDM
14 7 (6.19%) Linux
14 7 (6.19%) Six Sigma
14 7 (6.19%) TOGAF
14 7 (6.19%) Investment Banking
14 7 (6.19%) Derivative

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (17.70%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.08%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) BPCS
2 5 (4.42%) Misys Midas
3 3 (2.65%) PRMS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) FTP
2 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.42%) Internet
4 2 (1.77%) APPN
4 2 (1.77%) HTTP
5 1 (0.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) DB2
2 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.77%) MySQL
4 2 (1.77%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) TestDirector
2 5 (4.42%) ERwin
3 2 (1.77%) Toad
3 2 (1.77%) Synon
3 2 (1.77%) PVCS
4 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.88%) Visual LANSA
4 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (17.70%) Banking
2 18 (15.93%) Finance
3 7 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.54%) International Banking
6 1 (0.88%) French Language
6 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (46.02%) Developer
2 40 (35.40%) Analyst
3 37 (32.74%) Programmer
4 31 (27.43%) Analyst Programmer
5 25 (22.12%) RPG Programmer
6 24 (21.24%) AS400 Developer
7 23 (20.35%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 18 (15.93%) RPG Developer
9 9 (7.96%) Consultant
10 7 (6.19%) Test Manager
10 7 (6.19%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.42%) Programme Manager
11 5 (4.42%) Programme Test Manager
12 4 (3.54%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
12 4 (3.54%) Developer Analyst
13 3 (2.65%) Test Analyst
14 2 (1.77%) Senior Manager
14 2 (1.77%) Senior Analyst
14 2 (1.77%) Support Analyst
14 2 (1.77%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.85%) .NET
2 8 (7.08%) HTML
3 5 (4.42%) XML
4 3 (2.65%) Middleware
4 3 (2.65%) CSS
5 2 (1.77%) APPC
6 1 (0.88%) FpML
6 1 (0.88%) WinForms
6 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.88%) Java SE
6 1 (0.88%) JDBC
6 1 (0.88%) Web Services
6 1 (0.88%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 76 (67.26%) AS400
2 49 (43.36%) iSeries
3 9 (7.96%) Mainframe
4 7 (6.19%) Derivative
5 5 (4.42%) Market Risk
5 5 (4.42%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) Linux
2 6 (5.31%) UNIX
3 4 (3.54%) OS/400
4 2 (1.77%) i5/OS
4 2 (1.77%) Windows
4 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.27%) ITIL
2 10 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.08%) Test Scripting
3 8 (7.08%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (6.19%) Test Strategy
4 7 (6.19%) Test Management
4 7 (6.19%) Waterfall
4 7 (6.19%) TOGAF
4 7 (6.19%) Lean Six Sigma
4 7 (6.19%) DSDM
4 7 (6.19%) Six Sigma
5 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.54%) Workflow
7 4 (3.54%) Validation
7 4 (3.54%) Automated Testing
7 4 (3.54%) Web Application Development
8 3 (2.65%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.65%) Scrum
8 3 (2.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.52%) RPG IV
2 43 (38.05%) SQL
3 14 (12.39%) RPG/400
4 5 (4.42%) C
4 5 (4.42%) COBOL
5 3 (2.65%) Java
5 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.77%) PHP
6 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.88%) RPG III
7 1 (0.88%) C#
7 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) IBM
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle
3 2 (1.77%) Zend
3 2 (1.77%) HP
3 2 (1.77%) Citrix
4 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.88%) LANSA
4 1 (0.88%) Infor
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