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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 562 558 524
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -34
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 14 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.016% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.071% 0.043% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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£300 - £210
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 - £193
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £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 27 February 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 24 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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 10 £300 -
London -15 3 £375 -
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - - 2
South East - 2 £225 -
South West -21 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Newport - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (100.00%) RPG
2 32 (65.31%) iSeries
3 29 (59.18%) AS400
4 18 (36.73%) SQL
5 14 (28.57%) IBM
6 11 (22.45%) Java
7 10 (20.41%) DB2
8 9 (18.37%) Finance
8 9 (18.37%) Banking
8 9 (18.37%) Derivative
9 8 (16.33%) RPG/400
10 7 (14.29%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (14.29%) Replication
10 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.29%) SunGard
11 6 (12.24%) Change Data Capture
12 5 (10.20%) JIRA
12 5 (10.20%) TDD
12 5 (10.20%) Scrum
12 5 (10.20%) Control-M
12 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
13 4 (8.16%) Release Management
14 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
14 3 (6.12%) Retail
14 3 (6.12%) ITIL
14 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
14 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
15 2 (4.08%) Six Sigma
15 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
15 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.08%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (4.08%) Misys Midas
3 1 (2.04%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) AMQP
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) ERwin
3 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.04%) Synon
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
1 9 (18.37%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
2 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Developer
2 19 (38.78%) RPG Developer
3 18 (36.73%) AS400 Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Programmer
5 9 (18.37%) Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (12.24%) RPG Programmer
7 6 (12.24%) Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior AS400 Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Debt Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.08%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 1 (2.04%) SAP Test Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Mainframe Consultant
10 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) JDBC
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) FpML
2 1 (2.04%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (65.31%) iSeries
2 29 (59.18%) AS400
3 9 (18.37%) Derivative
4 7 (14.29%) Replication
5 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
6 2 (4.08%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) UNIX
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
1 2 (4.08%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.24%) Change Data Capture
3 5 (10.20%) Scrum
3 5 (10.20%) TDD
4 4 (8.16%) Release Management
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
6 2 (4.08%) DSDM
6 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.08%) Six Sigma
6 2 (4.08%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
7 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.04%) Web Application Development
7 1 (2.04%) PDM
7 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) RPG
2 18 (36.73%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) ISEB
1 1 (2.04%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) IBM
2 7 (14.29%) SunGard
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix
3 1 (2.04%) Infor
3 1 (2.04%) SAP
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