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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 630 622 602
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 12 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.020% 0.044%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.058% 0.052% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £325 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £189 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £220 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
20612 21310 20325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.85% 38.04% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14149 14242 13252
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 433 437
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

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 25 June 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 9 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 25 June 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 -2 7 £413 +4.76% 2
London +12 6 £413 -31.25%
Scotland -12 3 £325 +30.00%
Wales +21 2 £225 +18.42% 1
South Wales +19 2 £225 +18.42% 1
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
South East +5 1 - - 1
Brentford - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 32 (80.00%) RPG
2 30 (75.00%) iSeries
3 29 (72.50%) SQL
4 22 (55.00%) AS400
5 14 (35.00%) Change Management
6 11 (27.50%) DB2
7 10 (25.00%) SDLC
8 9 (22.50%) ITIL
9 8 (20.00%) RPG/400
10 7 (17.50%) CGI
10 7 (17.50%) XML
10 7 (17.50%) Apache
11 6 (15.00%) SAN
11 6 (15.00%) SSL
11 6 (15.00%) SAX
11 6 (15.00%) INSURE/90
11 6 (15.00%) IFS
12 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
12 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (12.50%) IBM
12 5 (12.50%) SAP
12 5 (12.50%) Java
12 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 5 (12.50%) Banking
12 5 (12.50%) Finance
13 4 (10.00%) Migration
13 4 (10.00%) SAP CRM
13 4 (10.00%) SAP XI
13 4 (10.00%) Retail
13 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 7 (17.50%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) INSURE/90
2 4 (10.00%) Misys Equation
2 4 (10.00%) SAP CRM
2 4 (10.00%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) SAN
1 6 (15.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) DB2
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (10.00%) DTS
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (12.50%) Banking
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Developer
2 21 (52.50%) RPG Developer
3 12 (30.00%) Analyst
4 11 (27.50%) AS400 Developer
5 8 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (17.50%) Administrator
6 7 (17.50%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (12.50%) Systems Developer
8 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
8 4 (10.00%) AS400 Support
8 4 (10.00%) Programmer
9 3 (7.50%) DB2 Administrator
9 3 (7.50%) Environment Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) RPG Programmer
10 2 (5.00%) JDE Developer
11 1 (2.50%) Junior Analyst
11 1 (2.50%) Junior Analyst Developer
11 1 (2.50%) RPG Analyst Programmer
11 1 (2.50%) Senior RPG Developer
11 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) CGI
1 7 (17.50%) XML
2 6 (15.00%) SAX
3 4 (10.00%) SAP XI
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (75.00%) iSeries
2 22 (55.00%) AS400
3 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Change Management
2 10 (25.00%) SDLC
3 9 (22.50%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) CRM
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (7.50%) ERP
5 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) System Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Logistics
7 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) RPG
2 29 (72.50%) SQL
3 8 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 5 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) VB
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) IFS
2 5 (12.50%) IBM
2 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 4 (10.00%) Informatica
3 4 (10.00%) Misys
4 2 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft