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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 640 648 600
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -48
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 8 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.021% 0.061%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.037% 0.054% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 14
Median daily rate £340 £325 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -13.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £318 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £376
% change year-on-year
- -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
21769 22150 21004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.12% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15001 15038 13557
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 532 409
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.47 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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
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 28 September 2016.

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 8 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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +23 8 £340 -22.28% 3
London -7 5 £340 -22.28%
South East - 2 - - 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £420 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 17 (89.47%) RPG
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) AS400
3 11 (57.89%) iSeries
4 7 (36.84%) DB2
5 6 (31.58%) Change Management
6 5 (26.32%) RPG/400
6 5 (26.32%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) System Testing
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
7 3 (15.79%) ERP
8 2 (10.53%) BPCS
8 2 (10.53%) JD Edwards
8 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) iPad
8 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Degree
8 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.53%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
9 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
9 1 (5.26%) Release Management
9 1 (5.26%) Asset Management

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 (15.79%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) RPG Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) AS400 Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) JDE Developer
6 2 (10.53%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) RPG Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) DB2 Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Designer
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior AS400 Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior RPG Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) AS400
1 11 (57.89%) iSeries
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) iPad
2 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.26%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) OS/400
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) ERP
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) System Testing
4 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) RPG
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) RPG/400
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) JD Edwards
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Microgen
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) SAP