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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 554 549 497
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -52
Contract jobs citing RPG 26 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.053% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 14
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£318 £344 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.63% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £453 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £281
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
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
19112 19072 16198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.75% 37.12% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12537 12507 10175
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 453 589
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +5 14 £318 -29.44%
South East -26 4 £275 -4.34% 1
East Midlands +7 3 £413 - 2
South West +6 3 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
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RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 30 (53.57%) AS400
1 30 (53.57%) iSeries
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 22 (39.29%) RPG IV
4 16 (28.57%) IBM
5 15 (26.79%) Banking
6 12 (21.43%) Java
7 11 (19.64%) DB2
7 11 (19.64%) Finance
8 10 (17.86%) Retail
9 9 (16.07%) COBOL
10 8 (14.29%) Misys
10 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
11 7 (12.50%) Replication
11 7 (12.50%) SunGard
11 7 (12.50%) Derivative
11 7 (12.50%) SunGard GMI
11 7 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
12 6 (10.71%) Misys Equation
12 6 (10.71%) C
12 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
12 6 (10.71%) Windows
12 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (8.93%) OS/400
13 5 (8.93%) FTP
13 5 (8.93%) Migration
13 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
13 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (7.14%) TDD

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) SunGard GMI
2 6 (10.71%) Misys Equation
3 2 (3.57%) Misys Midas
3 2 (3.57%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.79%) JDE World
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.79%) PRMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) FTP
2 4 (7.14%) HTTP
2 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) SNA
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) APPN
2 4 (7.14%) LAN
2 4 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) DB2
2 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.36%) UniData
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Synon
General
1 15 (26.79%) Banking
2 11 (19.64%) Finance
3 10 (17.86%) Retail
4 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) RPG Developer
3 11 (19.64%) AS400 Developer
4 10 (17.86%) Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Programmer
6 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Support
8 3 (5.36%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Support Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) RPG Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) AWS Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Pick Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Debt Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
9 2 (3.57%) Applications Support Specialist
9 2 (3.57%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) APPC
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (53.57%) AS400
1 30 (53.57%) iSeries
2 7 (12.50%) Replication
2 7 (12.50%) Derivative
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) OS/400
3 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (7.14%) i5/OS
3 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
2 5 (8.93%) Migration
2 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.14%) TDD
3 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (5.36%) ERP
4 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.57%) EAI
5 2 (3.57%) Change Management
5 2 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (1.79%) E-business
6 1 (1.79%) Automated Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.79%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.79%) Manual Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (1.79%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) SQL
2 22 (39.29%) RPG IV
3 12 (21.43%) Java
4 9 (16.07%) COBOL
5 6 (10.71%) C
6 3 (5.36%) Prolog
6 3 (5.36%) RPG/400
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) IBM
2 8 (14.29%) Misys
3 7 (12.50%) SunGard
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.14%) NetIQ
5 3 (5.36%) Kronos
6 2 (3.57%) Cognos
6 2 (3.57%) HP
6 2 (3.57%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) SAP
7 1 (1.79%) Infor