The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 541 523 570
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +47
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 39 46 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.090% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.24% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 9
Average daily rate
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£376 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19995 19448 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.14% 38.15% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12817 12034 12307
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 572 790
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.83 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.53 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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
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 21 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 23 July 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 -31 26 £376 +21.29% 1
South East -14 14 £376 +25.33%
London -1 9 £373 -21.16% 1
Scotland -16 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Gloucester - - - -
South West - - - -
Bath - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 54 (100.00%) RPG
2 32 (59.26%) AS400
3 28 (51.85%) iSeries
4 22 (40.74%) SQL
5 14 (25.93%) WebSphere
6 9 (16.67%) IBM
7 8 (14.81%) ITIL
7 8 (14.81%) Finance
7 8 (14.81%) RPG/400
8 6 (11.11%) DB2
9 5 (9.26%) COBOL
10 4 (7.41%) DSDM
10 4 (7.41%) Linux
10 4 (7.41%) Six Sigma
10 4 (7.41%) Banking
10 4 (7.41%) TOGAF
10 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.41%) Lean Six Sigma
10 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
10 4 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (5.56%) PRMS
11 3 (5.56%) HTML
11 3 (5.56%) CSS
12 2 (3.70%) UNIX
12 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
12 2 (3.70%) PHP
12 2 (3.70%) .NET
12 2 (3.70%) MySQL
12 2 (3.70%) Oracle
12 2 (3.70%) SQL Server

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 14 (25.93%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) PRMS
2 2 (3.70%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.70%) DataStage
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Toad
1 2 (3.70%) Synon
1 2 (3.70%) ERwin
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Analyst
2 21 (38.89%) Programmer
3 20 (37.04%) Developer
3 20 (37.04%) Analyst Programmer
4 19 (35.19%) RPG Programmer
5 18 (33.33%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 16 (29.63%) RPG Developer
6 16 (29.63%) AS400 Developer
7 8 (14.81%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Programmer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior RPG Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) HTML
1 3 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ADO
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (59.26%) AS400
2 28 (51.85%) iSeries
3 2 (3.70%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) DSDM
2 4 (7.41%) Six Sigma
2 4 (7.41%) TOGAF
2 4 (7.41%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
2 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
2 4 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (3.70%) OO PHP
3 2 (3.70%) Web Application Development
3 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
3 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
3 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.70%) Workflow
3 2 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (1.85%) ERP
4 1 (1.85%) Project Management
4 1 (1.85%) System Testing
4 1 (1.85%) Data Analysis
4 1 (1.85%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) RPG
2 22 (40.74%) SQL
3 8 (14.81%) RPG/400
4 5 (9.26%) COBOL
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.85%) RPG III
6 1 (1.85%) C
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) Zend
3 1 (1.85%) Infor
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
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