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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 558 535 548
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 30 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.068% 0.028%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.18% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£375 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £210 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £310 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+35.58% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.75
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
21064 19559 18779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.99% 37.83% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14308 12450 11460
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 576 749
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.98 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 17 December 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 20 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 17 December 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 -27 24 £375 +50.00%
London +15 17 £650 +160.00%
Scotland - 5 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
South East -40 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
West Midlands -7 1 £375 -
South West - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newport - - - -
King's Lynn - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Wales - - - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 82 (100.00%) RPG
2 52 (63.41%) AS400
3 49 (59.76%) iSeries
4 30 (36.59%) SQL
5 19 (23.17%) IBM
6 16 (19.51%) Banking
7 13 (15.85%) RPG/400
8 12 (14.63%) WebSphere
8 12 (14.63%) Java
9 11 (13.41%) ITIL
10 10 (12.20%) DB2
11 9 (10.98%) FTP
11 9 (10.98%) Derivative
11 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (10.98%) Finance
12 7 (8.54%) SunGard GMI
12 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
12 7 (8.54%) SunGard
12 7 (8.54%) Replication
13 6 (7.32%) HTML
13 6 (7.32%) Change Data Capture
14 5 (6.10%) Technical Analysis
14 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
14 5 (6.10%) Lean Six Sigma
14 5 (6.10%) TOGAF
14 5 (6.10%) DSDM
14 5 (6.10%) Mainframe
14 5 (6.10%) Six Sigma
15 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (4.88%) Control-M

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 12 (14.63%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.88%) MQSeries
2 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.54%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (3.66%) Misys Midas
3 2 (2.44%) PRMS
4 1 (1.22%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) FTP
2 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) DB2
2 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.44%) DataStage
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 3 (3.66%) ERwin
3 2 (2.44%) Toad
4 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.22%) Synon
General
1 16 (19.51%) Banking
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) International Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (58.54%) Developer
2 34 (41.46%) AS400 Developer
3 32 (39.02%) RPG Developer
4 25 (30.49%) Programmer
5 23 (28.05%) Analyst
6 19 (23.17%) Analyst Programmer
7 18 (21.95%) RPG Programmer
8 15 (18.29%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 7 (8.54%) Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.66%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.44%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Systems Programmer
11 2 (2.44%) Senior Programmer
11 2 (2.44%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.44%) Senior RPG Programmer
11 2 (2.44%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 2 (2.44%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (3.66%) XML
3 2 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (1.22%) Java SE
4 1 (1.22%) JDBC
4 1 (1.22%) FpML
4 1 (1.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (63.41%) AS400
2 49 (59.76%) iSeries
3 9 (10.98%) Derivative
4 7 (8.54%) Replication
5 5 (6.10%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.66%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) OS/400
1 3 (3.66%) UNIX
1 3 (3.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.41%) ITIL
2 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (7.32%) Change Data Capture
4 5 (6.10%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
4 5 (6.10%) Lean Six Sigma
4 5 (6.10%) TOGAF
4 5 (6.10%) DSDM
4 5 (6.10%) Six Sigma
5 4 (4.88%) Scrum
5 4 (4.88%) TDD
5 4 (4.88%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.66%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.66%) Release Management
6 3 (3.66%) Automated Testing
6 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.66%) Service Management
6 3 (3.66%) ITSM
7 2 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 82 (100.00%) RPG
2 30 (36.59%) SQL
3 13 (15.85%) RPG/400
4 12 (14.63%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) C
5 2 (2.44%) COBOL
6 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) IBM
2 7 (8.54%) SunGard
3 3 (3.66%) Citrix
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) Infor
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.22%) SAP