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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 543 524 564
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +40
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 47 49 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.096% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.25% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 6
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£376 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -17.24%
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
20133 19482 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.85% 38.10% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12863 12054 12440
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 411 554 799
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £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
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 1 August 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 24 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 1 August 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 -10 34 £376 +25.33% 8
South East -12 17 £376 +25.33% 2
London +12 14 £425 +32.81% 3
Glasgow -7 1 - -
Scotland -26 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Gloucester - - - -
Bath - - - -
Chorley - - - - 2
Dartford - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
South West - - - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 62 (100.00%) RPG
2 37 (59.68%) AS400
3 29 (46.77%) iSeries
4 27 (43.55%) SQL
5 16 (25.81%) WebSphere
6 12 (19.35%) RPG/400
7 8 (12.90%) Banking
7 8 (12.90%) Finance
7 8 (12.90%) ITIL
7 8 (12.90%) IBM
8 6 (9.68%) DB2
9 5 (8.06%) COBOL
9 5 (8.06%) HTML
9 5 (8.06%) FTP
10 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
10 4 (6.45%) DSDM
10 4 (6.45%) Linux
10 4 (6.45%) Six Sigma
10 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (6.45%) Lean Six Sigma
10 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
10 4 (6.45%) TOGAF
11 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.84%) PRMS
11 3 (4.84%) MQSeries
11 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
11 3 (4.84%) CSS
12 2 (3.23%) XML
12 2 (3.23%) UNIX

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (25.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.84%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.23%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) PRMS
2 2 (3.23%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) FTP
2 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) DB2
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Toad
1 2 (3.23%) Synon
1 2 (3.23%) ERwin
General
1 8 (12.90%) Banking
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) International Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Programmer
2 25 (40.32%) Analyst
3 24 (38.71%) Developer
4 23 (37.10%) Analyst Programmer
5 22 (35.48%) RPG Programmer
6 21 (33.87%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 20 (32.26%) AS400 Developer
8 17 (27.42%) RPG Developer
9 8 (12.90%) Consultant
10 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Systems Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.23%) Senior RPG Programmer
11 1 (1.61%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) HTML
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 2 (3.23%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 37 (59.68%) AS400
2 29 (46.77%) iSeries
3 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) UNIX
2 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) ITIL
2 4 (6.45%) DSDM
2 4 (6.45%) Six Sigma
2 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
2 4 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (6.45%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
2 4 (6.45%) TOGAF
3 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.23%) OO
4 2 (3.23%) Workflow
4 2 (3.23%) Automated Testing
4 2 (3.23%) OO PHP
4 2 (3.23%) Web Application Development
5 1 (1.61%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (1.61%) Integration Testing
5 1 (1.61%) System Testing
5 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.61%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) RPG
2 27 (43.55%) SQL
3 12 (19.35%) RPG/400
4 5 (8.06%) COBOL
5 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.61%) RPG III
7 1 (1.61%) C
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) IBM
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Zend
3 1 (1.61%) Infor
3 1 (1.61%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) SAP
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago