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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
Rank 642 635 591
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -44
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 9 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.042% 0.051% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Median daily rate £243 £325 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% -13.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £325 £376
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
21326 21589 20293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.49% 37.82% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14605 14530 13003
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 439 416
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £18.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 9 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 July 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 -16 5 £260 -31.80%
London +5 4 £260 -54.78%
South Wales +18 2 £225 +18.42%
Wales +15 2 £225 +18.42%
Glasgow +7 2 £325 -
Scotland -2 2 £325 -
South East +11 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -

RPG IV
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (77.42%) iSeries
2 23 (74.19%) RPG
2 23 (74.19%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) AS400
4 12 (38.71%) Change Management
5 10 (32.26%) DB2
6 9 (29.03%) SDLC
7 7 (22.58%) CGI
7 7 (22.58%) XML
7 7 (22.58%) ITIL
7 7 (22.58%) Apache
8 6 (19.35%) RPG/400
8 6 (19.35%) IFS
8 6 (19.35%) SSL
8 6 (19.35%) SAN
8 6 (19.35%) SAX
9 5 (16.13%) IBM
9 5 (16.13%) Finance
9 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
10 4 (12.90%) Banking
10 4 (12.90%) SAP
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
11 3 (9.68%) Java
11 3 (9.68%) VB
11 3 (9.68%) CRM
11 3 (9.68%) DTS
11 3 (9.68%) ERP
11 3 (9.68%) Informatica
11 3 (9.68%) Misys
11 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects

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 7 (22.58%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) INSURE/90
1 3 (9.68%) Misys Equation
1 3 (9.68%) SAP CRM
1 3 (9.68%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
1 6 (19.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) DB2
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (9.68%) DTS
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 15 (48.39%) RPG Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Administrator
4 7 (22.58%) AS400 Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (16.13%) Analyst Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Systems Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Applications Support
6 3 (9.68%) AS400 Support
6 3 (9.68%) DB2 Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) Environment Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Programmer
7 2 (6.45%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (6.45%) JDE Developer
7 2 (6.45%) RPG Programmer
8 1 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Junior Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior RPG Developer
8 1 (3.23%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) CGI
1 7 (22.58%) XML
2 6 (19.35%) SAX
3 3 (9.68%) SAP XI
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (77.42%) iSeries
2 15 (48.39%) AS400
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Change Management
2 9 (29.03%) SDLC
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) System Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.23%) Logistics
6 1 (3.23%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) RPG
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) RPG/400
3 3 (9.68%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) VB
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) IFS
2 5 (16.13%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) Informatica
4 3 (9.68%) Misys
5 2 (6.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft