The first table below looks at the demand for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Slough region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 26 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing RPG 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.01% 2.52% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.94% 6.31% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £263 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
72 111 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 28.92% 39.93% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 42
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 30 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
RPG
Berkshire

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in Slough

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 9 (75.00%) iSeries
2 8 (66.67%) RPG IV
3 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (50.00%) IBM
4 6 (50.00%) AS400
5 5 (41.67%) Workflow
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (41.67%) XML
6 4 (33.33%) DB2
6 4 (33.33%) ERwin
6 4 (33.33%) DataStage
6 4 (33.33%) Toad
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
6 4 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) .NET
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) CRM
8 2 (16.67%) SAP
8 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (16.67%) Banking
8 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 2 (16.67%) Migration

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) ERwin
1 4 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 4 (33.33%) RPG Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) iSeries
2 6 (50.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) RPG IV
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Metastorm