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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 556 534 527
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 21 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.049% 0.035%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.13% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
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£338 £225 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.83% -7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £245 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £201 £243
% change year-on-year
+40.27% -17.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
19244 18080 17373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.87% 37.13% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12820 11381 10703
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 428 504 719
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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
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 27 January 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 25 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 27 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 15 £338 +49.83% 1
London -10 6 £375 +50.00%
Scotland - 5 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
South East -24 2 £225 +12.21%
South West -19 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
King's Lynn - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newport - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 65 (100.00%) RPG
2 45 (69.23%) AS400
3 36 (55.38%) iSeries
4 23 (35.38%) SQL
5 16 (24.62%) Banking
6 15 (23.08%) IBM
7 13 (20.00%) RPG/400
8 12 (18.46%) DB2
8 12 (18.46%) Java
9 10 (15.38%) Finance
10 9 (13.85%) Derivative
11 8 (12.31%) FTP
12 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.77%) SunGard
12 7 (10.77%) ITIL
12 7 (10.77%) Replication
12 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (10.77%) SunGard GMI
13 6 (9.23%) Change Data Capture
13 6 (9.23%) HTML
14 5 (7.69%) Mainframe
15 4 (6.15%) Scrum
15 4 (6.15%) TDD
15 4 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (6.15%) MQSeries
15 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
15 4 (6.15%) Control-M
15 4 (6.15%) International Banking
15 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
15 4 (6.15%) JIRA

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (6.15%) MQSeries
1 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (10.77%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (4.62%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.54%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) FTP
2 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.62%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) DB2
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) ERwin
3 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.54%) Synon
General
1 16 (24.62%) Banking
2 10 (15.38%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) International Banking
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Developer
2 26 (40.00%) AS400 Developer
3 22 (33.85%) RPG Developer
4 17 (26.15%) Programmer
5 16 (24.62%) Analyst
6 11 (16.92%) Analyst Programmer
7 9 (13.85%) RPG Programmer
8 7 (10.77%) Consultant
9 6 (9.23%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 5 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
11 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
12 2 (3.08%) Systems Programmer
12 2 (3.08%) Team Leader
12 2 (3.08%) Lead Developer
12 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
12 2 (3.08%) Mainframe Consultant
12 2 (3.08%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
12 2 (3.08%) Senior AS400 Developer
12 2 (3.08%) Debt Manager
13 1 (1.54%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) HTML
2 3 (4.62%) XML
3 1 (1.54%) Java SE
3 1 (1.54%) JDBC
3 1 (1.54%) FpML
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (69.23%) AS400
2 36 (55.38%) iSeries
3 9 (13.85%) Derivative
4 7 (10.77%) Replication
5 5 (7.69%) Mainframe
6 3 (4.62%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) OS/400
1 3 (4.62%) UNIX
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.77%) ITIL
1 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.23%) Change Data Capture
3 4 (6.15%) Scrum
3 4 (6.15%) TDD
4 3 (4.62%) Release Management
4 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
4 3 (4.62%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
4 3 (4.62%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (4.62%) Six Sigma
4 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.62%) DSDM
4 3 (4.62%) Service Management
4 3 (4.62%) ITSM
4 3 (4.62%) TOGAF
4 3 (4.62%) Automated Testing
5 2 (3.08%) PDM
5 2 (3.08%) Migration
5 2 (3.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (100.00%) RPG
2 23 (35.38%) SQL
3 13 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 12 (18.46%) Java
5 2 (3.08%) C
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) IBM
2 7 (10.77%) SunGard
3 3 (4.62%) Citrix
4 1 (1.54%) Infor
4 1 (1.54%) SAP
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