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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
UK
Rank 580 604 587
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 17 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.094% 0.092% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £300 £275 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £475 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £240 £281
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
18145 19595 19355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.54% 38.58% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12394 13264 12975
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 518 421
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.16 £17.75 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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
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 16 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +37 17 £300 -25.00% 1
South West - 5 £290 - 1
Taunton - 4 £290 -
Somerset - 4 £290 - 1
South East +16 3 - -
London +13 3 - -
West Midlands -7 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Birmingham +4 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £306 -
North West - 2 £306 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 33 (100.00%) RPG
2 27 (81.82%) AS400
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 8 (24.24%) DB2
4 8 (24.24%) iSeries
5 7 (21.21%) RPG/400
6 6 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.09%) CA
8 3 (9.09%) Misys
8 3 (9.09%) C#
8 3 (9.09%) MQSeries
8 3 (9.09%) Misys Equation
9 2 (6.06%) SWIFT
9 2 (6.06%) SDLC
9 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (6.06%) QA
9 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.06%) System Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Java
9 2 (6.06%) BPCS
9 2 (6.06%) OS/400
9 2 (6.06%) Finance
9 2 (6.06%) Migration
9 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
10 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
10 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis

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 3 (9.09%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Misys Equation
2 2 (6.06%) BPCS
3 1 (3.03%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) DB2
General
1 6 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Private Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) AS400 Developer
3 15 (45.45%) RPG Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Programmer
4 7 (21.21%) RPG Programmer
5 6 (18.18%) Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (15.15%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 3 (9.09%) Designer
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Developer
8 2 (6.06%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
8 2 (6.06%) AS400 Programmer
8 2 (6.06%) Banking Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) DB2 Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior AS400 Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Solutions Designer
9 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 27 (81.82%) AS400
2 8 (24.24%) iSeries
3 2 (6.06%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (6.06%) SDLC
3 2 (6.06%) System Testing
3 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) High Availability
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) Release Management
4 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) RPG
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) RPG/400
4 3 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) CA
1 3 (9.09%) Misys
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Microgen