The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 222 184 240
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +56
Contract jobs citing RPG 26 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.55% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.85% 1.56% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 8
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£376 £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% -11.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3051 3078 3111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.84% 35.19% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1681 1616 1515
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 145 185
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

RPG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire -4 19 £376 -16.44%
Hampshire -13 6 £350 +16.66%
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 28 (70.00%) RPG IV
2 17 (42.50%) SQL
3 16 (40.00%) AS400
3 16 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 11 (27.50%) Finance
5 9 (22.50%) .NET
6 7 (17.50%) ITIL
7 6 (15.00%) HTML
7 6 (15.00%) Test Management
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.00%) iSeries
7 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.50%) IBM
8 5 (12.50%) TestDirector
9 4 (10.00%) Linux
9 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma
9 4 (10.00%) DB2
9 4 (10.00%) DSDM
9 4 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
9 4 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.50%) Workflow
10 3 (7.50%) Service Management
10 3 (7.50%) CSS
10 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
10 3 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
11 2 (5.00%) DataStage

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) DataStage
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 2 (5.00%) ERwin
2 2 (5.00%) Toad
2 2 (5.00%) Synon
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
1 17 (42.50%) Programmer
2 16 (40.00%) RPG Programmer
3 15 (37.50%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 15 (37.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 8 (20.00%) Consultant
5 6 (15.00%) Test Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Programme Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Programmer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) AS400
2 6 (15.00%) iSeries
3 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Test Management
2 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (15.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma
3 4 (10.00%) DSDM
3 4 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (7.50%) Workflow
4 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 2 (5.00%) OO
5 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) ITSM
5 2 (5.00%) Scrum
5 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.00%) OO PHP
5 2 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) RPG IV
2 17 (42.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (5.00%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.50%) RPG III
5 1 (2.50%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Zend
3 1 (2.50%) Metastorm
3 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards