The table below looks at the statistics for RPG IV skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 594 627 627
Rank change year-on-year
+33 0
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 20 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.040% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.099% 0.10% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £305 £265 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.09% -48.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £217 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £313 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £205 £356
% change year-on-year
+36.58% -42.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -

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
20189 21206 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.73% 38.56% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13844 14473 14427
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 540 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RPG IV as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 18 £330 +1.53% 3
London +15 9 £420 +29.23% 1
South West - 5 £280 - 1
Bristol - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
South East - 3 - - 1
Cardiff +14 2 £275 -
South Wales +2 2 £275 +34.14%
Wales -11 2 £275 +34.14%
City of London - 1 £420 -
North West - 1 £330 -
Somerset - 1 £280 -
Taunton - 1 £280 -
Liverpool - 1 £330 -
Merseyside - 1 £330 -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 28 (100.00%) RPG
2 22 (78.57%) AS400
3 11 (39.29%) iSeries
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) RPG/400
4 6 (21.43%) Banking
5 5 (17.86%) DB2
6 3 (10.71%) Misys Equation
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) MQSeries
6 3 (10.71%) ERP
6 3 (10.71%) Misys
7 2 (7.14%) OS/400
7 2 (7.14%) BPCS
7 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) JD Edwards
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
7 2 (7.14%) QA
7 2 (7.14%) System Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
8 1 (3.57%) FMCG

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Misys Equation
2 2 (7.14%) BPCS
3 1 (3.57%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Private Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 17 (60.71%) AS400 Developer
3 15 (53.57%) RPG Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Programmer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) RPG Programmer
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (10.71%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) JDE Developer
8 1 (3.57%) AS400 Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) DB2 Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior AS400 Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (78.57%) AS400
2 11 (39.29%) iSeries
3 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) OS/400
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (10.71%) ERP
1 3 (10.71%) Scrum
2 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (7.14%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (7.14%) SDLC
2 2 (7.14%) System Testing
2 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) High Availability
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) Release Management
3 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.57%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) RPG
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) RPG/400
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Misys
2 2 (7.14%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Microgen
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) SAP