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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 249 217 -
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -
Contract jobs citing RPG 6 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.065% 0.19% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.46% +12.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £30.00
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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
3128 2823 2489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.87% 33.58% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1753 1484 1313
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 135 175
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.25 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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
Berkshire -4 5 £225 -47.05%
Hampshire -22 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 26 (81.25%) AS400
2 18 (56.25%) Finance
3 13 (40.63%) RPG IV
4 10 (31.25%) iSeries
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) DB2
5 7 (21.88%) IBM
5 7 (21.88%) RPG/400
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Internet
7 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Retail
8 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
8 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (12.50%) Mainframe
8 4 (12.50%) C
8 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 3 (9.38%) COBOL
9 3 (9.38%) MS Office
9 3 (9.38%) .NET
9 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
9 3 (9.38%) LAN
9 3 (9.38%) WAN
9 3 (9.38%) OS/400
9 3 (9.38%) FTP
9 3 (9.38%) HTTP
9 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.38%) SNA
9 3 (9.38%) Tivoli NetView

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) APPN
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
2 3 (9.38%) FTP
2 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) DB2
2 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.25%) ERwin
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Programmer
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Developer Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) AS400 Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Programme Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (9.38%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) RPG Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) RPG Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior AS400 Developer
6 1 (3.13%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (81.25%) AS400
2 10 (31.25%) iSeries
3 4 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
1 3 (9.38%) OS/400
1 3 (9.38%) i5/OS
1 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.38%) Scrum
3 3 (9.38%) Test Management
3 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) ITSM
3 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
3 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (6.25%) DSDM
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) RPG IV
2 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) RPG/400
4 4 (12.50%) C
5 3 (9.38%) COBOL
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) IBM
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
2 3 (9.38%) NetIQ
3 2 (6.25%) HP