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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 516 503 519
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing RPG 74 60 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.054%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.32% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 10
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£376 £331 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.69% -15.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £41.00
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
19912 18902 19003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.35% 39.45% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13427 12324 11451
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 523 641
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 £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +15 33 £425 -10.52% 1
South East -17 26 £375 +13.46% 1
North West -7 7 - - 1
South West - 4 - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
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RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 85 (66.93%) AS400
2 73 (57.48%) RPG IV
3 63 (49.61%) iSeries
4 51 (40.16%) SQL
5 25 (19.69%) Banking
5 25 (19.69%) Finance
6 23 (18.11%) IBM
7 20 (15.75%) WebSphere
8 17 (13.39%) ITIL
9 16 (12.60%) RPG/400
10 15 (11.81%) DB2
11 14 (11.02%) Derivative
12 10 (7.87%) Mainframe
12 10 (7.87%) Java
12 10 (7.87%) .NET
12 10 (7.87%) BPCS
12 10 (7.87%) FTP
12 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
14 8 (6.30%) MQSeries
14 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
14 8 (6.30%) TOGAF
14 8 (6.30%) Technical Analysis
14 8 (6.30%) Test Scripting
15 7 (5.51%) Test Management
15 7 (5.51%) Waterfall
15 7 (5.51%) Test Strategy
15 7 (5.51%) Lean Six Sigma
15 7 (5.51%) DSDM
15 7 (5.51%) Six Sigma

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (15.75%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.30%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (7.87%) BPCS
2 6 (4.72%) SunGard GMI
3 5 (3.94%) Misys Midas
4 3 (2.36%) PRMS
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) FTP
2 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.94%) Internet
4 2 (1.57%) APPN
4 2 (1.57%) HTTP
5 1 (0.79%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.81%) DB2
2 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.57%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) TestDirector
2 5 (3.94%) ERwin
3 3 (2.36%) Synon
4 2 (1.57%) PVCS
4 2 (1.57%) Toad
5 1 (0.79%) Visual LANSA
5 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.79%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
1 25 (19.69%) Banking
2 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.15%) International Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 65 (51.18%) Developer
2 38 (29.92%) Analyst
3 35 (27.56%) Programmer
4 29 (22.83%) Analyst Programmer
5 28 (22.05%) AS400 Developer
6 24 (18.90%) RPG Programmer
7 21 (16.54%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 21 (16.54%) RPG Developer
8 11 (8.66%) Consultant
9 8 (6.30%) Applications Support
10 7 (5.51%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.94%) Programme Manager
11 5 (3.94%) Programme Test Manager
12 4 (3.15%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
12 4 (3.15%) Developer Analyst
13 3 (2.36%) Test Analyst
13 3 (2.36%) Mainframe Consultant
14 2 (1.57%) Systems Programmer
14 2 (1.57%) Senior Programmer
14 2 (1.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) .NET
2 6 (4.72%) HTML
3 3 (2.36%) XML
3 3 (2.36%) Middleware
4 2 (1.57%) APPC
5 1 (0.79%) FpML
5 1 (0.79%) WinForms
5 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.79%) Java SE
5 1 (0.79%) JDBC
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 85 (66.93%) AS400
2 63 (49.61%) iSeries
3 14 (11.02%) Derivative
4 10 (7.87%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.72%) Replication
6 5 (3.94%) Market Risk
6 5 (3.94%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) UNIX
2 5 (3.94%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) OS/400
3 2 (1.57%) i5/OS
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.39%) ITIL
2 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.30%) TOGAF
3 8 (6.30%) Test Scripting
3 8 (6.30%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (5.51%) Waterfall
4 7 (5.51%) Test Strategy
4 7 (5.51%) Test Management
4 7 (5.51%) Lean Six Sigma
4 7 (5.51%) DSDM
4 7 (5.51%) Six Sigma
5 6 (4.72%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.94%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (3.15%) Web Application Development
7 4 (3.15%) Workflow
7 4 (3.15%) Validation
7 4 (3.15%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.36%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 73 (57.48%) RPG IV
2 51 (40.16%) SQL
3 16 (12.60%) RPG/400
4 10 (7.87%) Java
5 6 (4.72%) COBOL
6 5 (3.94%) C
7 1 (0.79%) C#
7 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) IBM
2 6 (4.72%) SunGard
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.15%) Oracle
4 3 (2.36%) Citrix
5 2 (1.57%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) LANSA
6 1 (0.79%) Kronos
6 1 (0.79%) Infor
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