The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 137 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -
Contract jobs citing RPG 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.095% 0.18% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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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England

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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1143 787 1164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.16% 35.56% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 477 617
Average daily rate £360 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 60 96
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
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 West

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

RPG
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) OS/400
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) ERwin
3 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Misys Midas
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) iSeries
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) RPG/400
3 1 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) C

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ERwin
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) OS/400
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) DSDM
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) RPG/400
1 1 (25.00%) RPG IV
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft