The table below looks at the statistics for RPG IV skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG IV 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 IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 394 416 412
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 32 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.016% 0.017%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.037% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £155
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +93.54%
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 London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
10371 10745 9823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.06% 42.40% 40.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7722 7738 6976
Average daily rate £430 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 83 113
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.40 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG IV Jobs Demand Trend in London

RPG IV
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG IV across the London region.

RPG IV Daily Rate Trend in London

RPG IV
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG IV across the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

RPG IV Daily Rate Histogram in London

RPG IV
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV across the London region.

RPG IV Hourly Rate Trend in London

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RPG IV 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 IV.

1 41 (100.00%) RPG
2 29 (70.73%) AS400
3 27 (65.85%) iSeries
4 15 (36.59%) Banking
4 15 (36.59%) SQL
5 10 (24.39%) Java
6 9 (21.95%) IBM
7 8 (19.51%) FTP
7 8 (19.51%) Derivative
8 7 (17.07%) RPG/400
8 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.63%) SunGard
9 6 (14.63%) Replication
9 6 (14.63%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (12.20%) Change Data Capture
11 4 (9.76%) International Banking
11 4 (9.76%) Finance
12 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
12 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
13 2 (4.88%) OS/400
13 2 (4.88%) Project Management
13 2 (4.88%) PDM
13 2 (4.88%) XML
14 1 (2.44%) Python
14 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
14 1 (2.44%) HTML
14 1 (2.44%) DB2
14 1 (2.44%) MS Office
14 1 (2.44%) JDBC
14 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RPG IV 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 IV. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) FTP
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) DB2
General
1 15 (36.59%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) International Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (70.73%) Developer
2 20 (48.78%) AS400 Developer
3 17 (41.46%) RPG Developer
4 14 (34.15%) Programmer
5 13 (31.71%) Analyst
6 11 (26.83%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (17.07%) RPG Programmer
8 6 (14.63%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 3 (7.32%) Consultant
9 3 (7.32%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 2 (4.88%) Systems Programmer
11 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
11 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) FpML
2 1 (2.44%) Java SE
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (70.73%) AS400
2 27 (65.85%) iSeries
3 8 (19.51%) Derivative
4 6 (14.63%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
3 2 (4.88%) Project Management
3 2 (4.88%) PDM
4 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.44%) Change Management
4 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.44%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) RPG
2 15 (36.59%) SQL
3 10 (24.39%) Java
4 7 (17.07%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.44%) Python
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) IBM
2 6 (14.63%) SunGard
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft