The table below looks at the statistics for RPG IV skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 593 565 520
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -45
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 14 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.032% 0.062%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.069% 0.086% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £269 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RPG IV Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RPG IV
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG IV within the UK.

RPG IV Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RPG IV
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG IV within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

RPG IV Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RPG IV
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV within the UK.

RPG IV Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RPG IV
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England -31 6 £394 +36.95% 1
London -5 5 £600 -
City of London - 4 - -
Scotland -3 3 £250 -37.50%
Glasgow -5 2 - -
Jersey - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £188 -
Cardiff - 1 £190 -
Edinburgh - 1 £250 -
South Wales - 1 £190 -
South West - 1 £188 -
Wales - 1 £190 -
Channel Islands - 1 £350 -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RPG IV 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 IV.

1 27 (100.00%) RPG
2 15 (55.56%) iSeries
3 14 (51.85%) AS400
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) Banking
7 5 (18.52%) Replication
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Derivative
7 5 (18.52%) SunGard GMI
7 5 (18.52%) IBM
7 5 (18.52%) SunGard
7 5 (18.52%) DB2
7 5 (18.52%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
8 4 (14.81%) Control-M
8 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 4 (14.81%) RPG/400
8 4 (14.81%) TDD
8 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
9 3 (11.11%) Release Management
9 3 (11.11%) FTP
10 2 (7.41%) SAP
10 2 (7.41%) Web Services
10 2 (7.41%) XML
10 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
10 2 (7.41%) HTML
10 2 (7.41%) SAP R/3

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RPG IV 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 IV. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (7.41%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) QlikView
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Programmer
3 6 (22.22%) RPG Developer
3 6 (22.22%) AS400 Developer
4 5 (18.52%) RPG Programmer
5 4 (14.81%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Debt Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior AS400 Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) SAP Manager
7 1 (3.70%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) SAP Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
1 2 (7.41%) XML
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) iSeries
2 14 (51.85%) AS400
3 5 (18.52%) Replication
3 5 (18.52%) Derivative
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (18.52%) Change Data Capture
2 4 (14.81%) TDD
2 4 (14.81%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) Test Management
4 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.70%) System Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) RPG
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) RPG/400
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) IBM
1 5 (18.52%) SunGard
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Infor
3 1 (3.70%) Ariba
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle