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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 608 579 534
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -45
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 12 32 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.059% 0.088%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.056% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 14
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£325 £376 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% +21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £373 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.56% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
21523 20252 19490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.85% 37.06% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14462 12959 12063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 414 555
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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 14 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 31 July 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 -46 6 £381 +1.39% 1
London -6 4 £575 +35.29%
Scotland -8 3 £325 -
Glasgow +5 1 £325 -
Slough -1 1 - -
Berkshire -10 1 - -
South East -25 1 - -
South West - 1 £188 -
Jersey - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 £190 -
Bristol - 1 £188 -
South Wales - 1 £190 -
Wales - 1 £190 -
Channel Islands - 1 £350 -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (100.00%) RPG
2 15 (75.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) iSeries
4 10 (50.00%) AS400
5 7 (35.00%) SDLC
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) IBM
6 6 (30.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) SunGard
7 5 (25.00%) Replication
7 5 (25.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) Derivative
7 5 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
7 5 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.00%) DB2
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
10 2 (10.00%) Control-M
10 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (10.00%) FTP
10 2 (10.00%) TDD
10 2 (10.00%) Scrum
10 2 (10.00%) RPG/400
10 2 (10.00%) JIRA
10 2 (10.00%) Release Management
10 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (5.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) RPG Developer
3 4 (20.00%) AS400 Developer
3 4 (20.00%) RPG Programmer
3 4 (20.00%) Programmer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) iSeries
2 10 (50.00%) AS400
3 5 (25.00%) Replication
3 5 (25.00%) Derivative
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) SDLC
2 5 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) System Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) RPG
2 15 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) RPG/400
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) SunGard
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle