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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 560 539 590
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +51
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 53 45 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.087% 0.031%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.22% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 7
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£376 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £264 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
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
21237 20249 21292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 38.95% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13638 12819 12605
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 554 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 2014.

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 22 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 18 September 2014. 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 -19 47 £376 +17.50% 2
London +20 28 £425 +32.81% 1
South East -5 16 £376 +25.33%
Hampshire -10 3 £350 +16.66%
Southampton - 3 £350 -
South West -36 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Bath - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 80 (100.00%) RPG
2 52 (65.00%) AS400
3 38 (47.50%) iSeries
4 33 (41.25%) SQL
5 20 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 16 (20.00%) RPG/400
7 14 (17.50%) ITIL
8 13 (16.25%) IBM
9 11 (13.75%) Banking
10 9 (11.25%) DB2
11 8 (10.00%) FTP
11 8 (10.00%) Finance
12 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (8.75%) TOGAF
12 7 (8.75%) Lean Six Sigma
12 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
12 7 (8.75%) Technical Analysis
12 7 (8.75%) Six Sigma
12 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
12 7 (8.75%) Linux
12 7 (8.75%) DSDM
12 7 (8.75%) HTML
13 6 (7.50%) MQSeries
13 6 (7.50%) Mainframe
13 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
14 5 (6.25%) Misys Midas
14 5 (6.25%) SWIFT
14 5 (6.25%) Internet
14 5 (6.25%) ERwin
14 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 20 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.50%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Misys Midas
2 3 (3.75%) PRMS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) FTP
2 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (1.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) DB2
2 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.50%) DataStage
3 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) ERwin
2 2 (2.50%) Toad
2 2 (2.50%) Synon
General
1 11 (13.75%) Banking
2 8 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) International Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (46.25%) Analyst
1 37 (46.25%) Programmer
2 34 (42.50%) Developer
3 32 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 31 (38.75%) AS400 Developer
5 28 (35.00%) RPG Programmer
6 26 (32.50%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 23 (28.75%) RPG Developer
8 8 (10.00%) Consultant
9 4 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.50%) Mainframe Consultant
11 2 (2.50%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.50%) Senior RPG Programmer
11 2 (2.50%) Systems Programmer
11 2 (2.50%) Senior Programmer
11 2 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.50%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) HTML
2 3 (3.75%) CSS
2 3 (3.75%) XML
3 2 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (1.25%) ADO
4 1 (1.25%) JDBC
4 1 (1.25%) Middleware
4 1 (1.25%) FpML
4 1 (1.25%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (65.00%) AS400
2 38 (47.50%) iSeries
3 6 (7.50%) Mainframe
4 5 (6.25%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.25%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) UNIX
3 2 (2.50%) OS/400
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
2 7 (8.75%) DSDM
2 7 (8.75%) Six Sigma
2 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (8.75%) TOGAF
2 7 (8.75%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
2 7 (8.75%) Technical Analysis
3 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.00%) Workflow
5 4 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (5.00%) Web Application Development
6 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Service Management
7 2 (2.50%) Project Management
7 2 (2.50%) OO
7 2 (2.50%) PDM
7 2 (2.50%) ITSM
7 2 (2.50%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 80 (100.00%) RPG
2 33 (41.25%) SQL
3 16 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 4 (5.00%) COBOL
5 3 (3.75%) Java
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) C
6 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) RPG III
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) IBM
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle
2 2 (2.50%) Citrix
2 2 (2.50%) Zend
3 1 (1.25%) Infor
3 1 (1.25%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.25%) SAP
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
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