The first table below looks at the demand for RPG 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 over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 552 484 548
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +64
Contract jobs citing RPG 35 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.11% 0.053%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 16
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20291 17619 21010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.94% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13179 10834 12393
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 627 717
Average hourly rate £35.20 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RPG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RPG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG within the UK.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RPG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

RPG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG within the UK.

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RPG
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -68 27 £344 -23.61% 1
London -21 14 £450 -10.00%
South East +2 11 £288 -
Slough +9 5 £263 -
Berkshire -14 5 £263 -
West Sussex - 4 £300 -
City of London -2 3 £450 -2.70%
South Wales -21 3 £400 +81.81%
Cardiff -21 3 £400 +45.45%
Wales -31 3 £400 +81.81%
Scotland - 3 £375 -
Glasgow - 3 £375 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
South West -17 1 £220 -
East Midlands -18 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £220 -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Romford - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Derby - - - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RPG 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.

1 61 (53.51%) AS400
2 49 (42.98%) iSeries
3 39 (34.21%) RPG IV
4 29 (25.44%) SQL
5 25 (21.93%) IBM
6 23 (20.18%) Finance
7 19 (16.67%) DB2
8 16 (14.04%) XML
9 15 (13.16%) COBOL
9 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 14 (12.28%) WebSphere
11 13 (11.40%) .NET
11 13 (11.40%) Project Management
12 12 (10.53%) Oracle
12 12 (10.53%) BPCS
12 12 (10.53%) OS/400
12 12 (10.53%) INSURE/90
13 11 (9.65%) Degree
13 11 (9.65%) Manufacturing
14 10 (8.77%) Retail
14 10 (8.77%) OO
14 10 (8.77%) MS Office
14 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
14 10 (8.77%) Java
15 9 (7.89%) UML
15 9 (7.89%) Banking
15 9 (7.89%) Workflow
16 8 (7.02%) ERP
16 8 (7.02%) UNIX
16 8 (7.02%) AIX

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RPG 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.28%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.39%) IIS
3 3 (2.63%) Apache
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Office
2 5 (4.39%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (10.53%) BPCS
1 12 (10.53%) INSURE/90
2 4 (3.51%) SunGard GMI
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.88%) JDE World
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) Loan IQ
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) FTP
2 4 (3.51%) HTTP
2 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.51%) SNA
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
2 4 (3.51%) APPN
2 4 (3.51%) LAN
2 4 (3.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.67%) DB2
2 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) DataStage
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.75%) MySQL
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) TestDirector
2 3 (2.63%) Rational Rose
2 3 (2.63%) Toad
2 3 (2.63%) ERwin
2 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.75%) Synon
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Manufacturing
3 10 (8.77%) Retail
4 9 (7.89%) Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.75%) Legal
6 2 (1.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 40 (35.09%) Developer
2 34 (29.82%) Analyst
3 28 (24.56%) Programmer
4 18 (15.79%) RPG Developer
5 16 (14.04%) Analyst Programmer
6 15 (13.16%) AS400 Developer
7 13 (11.40%) RPG Programmer
8 8 (7.02%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 8 (7.02%) Business Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.14%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Consultant
10 6 (5.26%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Administrator
11 5 (4.39%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.51%) Senior Analyst Programmer
12 4 (3.51%) Technical Manager
12 4 (3.51%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) XML
2 13 (11.40%) .NET
3 5 (4.39%) HTML
4 4 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (3.51%) APPC
5 3 (2.63%) CSS
5 3 (2.63%) Web Services
5 3 (2.63%) WinForms
5 3 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.75%) J2EE
7 1 (0.88%) ADO
7 1 (0.88%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (53.51%) AS400
2 49 (42.98%) iSeries
3 4 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) Replication
4 1 (0.88%) Derivative
4 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.88%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.53%) OS/400
2 8 (7.02%) UNIX
2 8 (7.02%) AIX
3 5 (4.39%) Windows
4 4 (3.51%) i5/OS
5 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.40%) Project Management
2 10 (8.77%) OO
3 9 (7.89%) UML
3 9 (7.89%) Workflow
4 8 (7.02%) ERP
5 4 (3.51%) Migration
5 4 (3.51%) Resource Management
5 4 (3.51%) Test Management
5 4 (3.51%) Test Strategy
5 4 (3.51%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (2.63%) Web Application Development
6 3 (2.63%) Load Testing
6 3 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.63%) Document Management
6 3 (2.63%) Automated Testing
6 3 (2.63%) Business Analysis
6 3 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.63%) OOD
6 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.21%) RPG IV
2 29 (25.44%) SQL
3 15 (13.16%) COBOL
4 10 (8.77%) Java
5 7 (6.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.51%) C
7 3 (2.63%) C#
7 3 (2.63%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.75%) RPG III
8 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.75%) PHP
8 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (2.63%) ISEB
3 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 25 (21.93%) IBM
2 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.53%) Oracle
4 4 (3.51%) NetIQ
4 4 (3.51%) SunGard
4 4 (3.51%) HP
5 3 (2.63%) SAP
6 2 (1.75%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.75%) Zend
7 1 (0.88%) Metastorm
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