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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 596 588 559
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -29
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 23 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.026% 0.041%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.068% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate £275 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 -
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 18 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 16 £275 +22.22% 1
East Midlands - 6 £275 -
Wales - 5 £205 -
West Midlands - 4 £275 -
Birmingham - 4 £275 -
London -4 3 £525 - 1
South Wales - 3 £205 -
South East +2 2 £275 +22.22%
Scotland -10 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £275 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £275 -
Glasgow +6 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Dartford - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (100.00%) RPG
2 37 (90.24%) AS400
3 20 (48.78%) SQL
4 19 (46.34%) iSeries
5 8 (19.51%) RPG/400
6 7 (17.07%) DB2
7 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.20%) INSURE/90
8 5 (12.20%) ERP
8 5 (12.20%) FTP
8 5 (12.20%) Java
9 4 (9.76%) BPCS
9 4 (9.76%) XML
9 4 (9.76%) EDI
10 3 (7.32%) Banking
10 3 (7.32%) Misys Equation
10 3 (7.32%) Automotive
10 3 (7.32%) Misys
11 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (4.88%) Informatica
11 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
11 2 (4.88%) Remedy
11 2 (4.88%) Migration
11 2 (4.88%) SAP CRM
11 2 (4.88%) SAP XI
11 2 (4.88%) Change Management
11 2 (4.88%) ITIL
11 2 (4.88%) SAP
11 2 (4.88%) CRM
11 2 (4.88%) DTS

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) INSURE/90
2 4 (9.76%) BPCS
3 3 (7.32%) Misys Equation
4 2 (4.88%) SAP CRM
4 2 (4.88%) Unica
5 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.88%) DTS
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (7.32%) Automotive
1 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Developer
2 27 (65.85%) RPG Developer
3 26 (63.41%) AS400 Developer
4 12 (29.27%) Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Programmer
7 3 (7.32%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.88%) AS400 Support
8 2 (4.88%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) RPG Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Author
9 1 (2.44%) ERP Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.44%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) EDI
1 4 (9.76%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) SAP XI
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (90.24%) AS400
2 19 (46.34%) iSeries
3 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) ERP
2 2 (4.88%) Change Management
2 2 (4.88%) CRM
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL
2 2 (4.88%) Migration
3 1 (2.44%) Information Security
3 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
3 1 (2.44%) Release Management
3 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
3 1 (2.44%) SDLC
3 1 (2.44%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) RPG
2 20 (48.78%) SQL
3 8 (19.51%) RPG/400
4 5 (12.20%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Misys
2 2 (4.88%) Informatica
2 2 (4.88%) Remedy
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
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