The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 South East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 218 185 232
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +47
Contract jobs citing RPG 22 49 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.58% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 1.69% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 7
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£376 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2918 2905 3046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.79% 34.34% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1495 1517
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 148 189
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £17.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
RPG
England

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 1 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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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 -12 20 £376 -16.44%
Hampshire -12 1 £303 +0.83% 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Surrey - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 25 (78.13%) RPG IV
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 16 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 10 (31.25%) AS400
5 7 (21.88%) .NET
6 6 (18.75%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) iSeries
7 5 (15.63%) IBM
8 4 (12.50%) Linux
8 4 (12.50%) Six Sigma
8 4 (12.50%) HTML
8 4 (12.50%) DB2
8 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) DSDM
8 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 4 (12.50%) Test Management
8 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Workflow
9 3 (9.38%) CSS
9 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
10 2 (6.25%) Synon
10 2 (6.25%) OO
10 2 (6.25%) Apache
10 2 (6.25%) Toad

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) DataStage
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.25%) Synon
2 2 (6.25%) Toad
2 2 (6.25%) ERwin
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Programmer
2 16 (50.00%) RPG Programmer
3 15 (46.88%) Analyst Programmer
3 15 (46.88%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 15 (46.88%) Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior RPG Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) AS400
2 6 (18.75%) iSeries
3 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Six Sigma
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
1 4 (12.50%) DSDM
1 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
1 4 (12.50%) Test Management
1 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
1 4 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
1 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
1 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
1 4 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (9.38%) Workflow
3 2 (6.25%) OO
3 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 2 (6.25%) OO PHP
3 2 (6.25%) Web Application Development
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Release Management
4 1 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) RPG IV
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) PHP
4 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.25%) RPG/400
5 1 (3.13%) RPG III
5 1 (3.13%) C
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Zend
3 1 (3.13%) Metastorm
3 1 (3.13%) JD Edwards
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago