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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank - 148 118
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.062% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.17% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £274 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -29.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-62.02% -
RPG
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
1169 1204 862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.88% 37.23% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 775 521
Average daily rate £375 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £272 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 75 45
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £23.88 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.60 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) ERP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) AS400
1 6 (100.00%) Infor
1 6 (100.00%) iSeries
2 4 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 4 (66.67%) MAPICS
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) ODBC
3 2 (33.33%) BPCS

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Support
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Support Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) AS400 Support
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Support Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) RPG Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) AS400
1 6 (100.00%) iSeries
2 4 (66.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) VB
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Infor
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) MAPICS