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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 612 578 537
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -41
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 13 38 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.068% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.058% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 13
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£325 £376 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £335 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £376 £288
% change year-on-year
-13.56% +30.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 7 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 28 August 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
Scotland 0 6 £325 -
England -41 6 £438 +16.35% 1
London +10 5 £438 +2.94%
Glasgow +3 1 £325 -
Slough -2 1 - -
Berkshire -17 1 - -
South East -36 1 - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (100.00%) RPG
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 14 (63.64%) AS400
4 10 (45.45%) iSeries
5 7 (31.82%) SDLC
5 7 (31.82%) Java
6 6 (27.27%) IBM
6 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Replication
7 5 (22.73%) Banking
7 5 (22.73%) SunGard
7 5 (22.73%) Derivative
7 5 (22.73%) SunGard GMI
7 5 (22.73%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Investment Banking
8 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Migration
9 3 (13.64%) DB2
9 3 (13.64%) ITIL
9 3 (13.64%) RPG/400
10 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (9.09%) .NET
10 2 (9.09%) FTP
11 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (4.55%) Service Management
11 1 (4.55%) Change Management
11 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) RPG Developer
3 7 (31.82%) AS400 Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Programmer
5 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) RPG Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) AS400
2 10 (45.45%) iSeries
3 5 (22.73%) Replication
3 5 (22.73%) Derivative
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) SDLC
2 5 (22.73%) Change Data Capture
3 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.55%) System Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) RPG
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) RPG/400
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) SunGard
3 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle