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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
UK
Rank 591 605 600
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 17 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.044% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.092% 0.12% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
Median daily rate £306 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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
18473 19878 19824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.68% 38.22% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12733 13507 13054
Median daily rate £430 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 487 421
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £18.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.85 £50.51 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 13 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 24 February 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 +31 17 £306 +11.36% 3
London +23 5 £325 -38.09%
West Midlands +10 4 - -
South West - 4 £290 -
Taunton - 4 £290 -
Somerset - 4 £290 -
Birmingham 0 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £300 - 1
North West - 3 £300 - 2
City of London - 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 35 (100.00%) RPG
2 31 (88.57%) AS400
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 11 (31.43%) iSeries
5 10 (28.57%) DB2
6 9 (25.71%) Banking
7 6 (17.14%) RPG/400
7 6 (17.14%) MQSeries
8 5 (14.29%) SWIFT
9 4 (11.43%) QA
9 4 (11.43%) SDLC
9 4 (11.43%) CA
9 4 (11.43%) C#
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.43%) Finance
10 3 (8.57%) Scrum
10 3 (8.57%) Misys
10 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (8.57%) Misys Equation
11 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.71%) System Testing
11 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (5.71%) HP
11 2 (5.71%) Java
11 2 (5.71%) Migration
11 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
12 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
12 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
12 1 (2.86%) 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 6 (17.14%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Misys Equation
2 1 (2.86%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) DB2
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Developer
2 18 (51.43%) AS400 Developer
3 14 (40.00%) RPG Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Programmer
4 7 (20.00%) RPG Programmer
5 6 (17.14%) Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (14.29%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) AS400 Programmer
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Designer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior AS400 Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
9 1 (2.86%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 31 (88.57%) AS400
2 11 (31.43%) iSeries
3 5 (14.29%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) SDLC
1 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (8.57%) Scrum
3 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) System Testing
3 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.86%) High Availability
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL
4 1 (2.86%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) Release Management
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) RPG
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) RPG/400
4 4 (11.43%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) CA
2 3 (8.57%) Misys
3 2 (5.71%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Microgen