The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 542 485 525
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +40
Contract jobs citing RPG 50 85 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.17% 0.074%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.44% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 12
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£338 £395 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% -7.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £30.00

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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
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 443 559 731
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 December 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 December 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 -58 40 £375 -6.25% 6
London +4 19 £513 -6.81% 1
South East -40 10 £225 -41.93%
Scotland 0 9 £325 -
Glasgow 0 6 £325 -
Berkshire -12 5 £225 -44.61%
Hampshire -15 5 - -
West Midlands -9 2 £413 +17.85%
South West -32 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
East Anglia - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Gloucester - - - -
King's Lynn - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 3
Norfolk - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 90 (70.31%) AS400
2 83 (64.84%) RPG IV
3 65 (50.78%) iSeries
4 39 (30.47%) SQL
5 27 (21.09%) Finance
6 24 (18.75%) IBM
7 23 (17.97%) Banking
8 19 (14.84%) DB2
9 15 (11.72%) RPG/400
10 14 (10.94%) FTP
11 13 (10.16%) Java
12 12 (9.38%) TCP/IP
12 12 (9.38%) WebSphere
13 11 (8.59%) ITIL
13 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (7.03%) Derivative
14 9 (7.03%) C
15 8 (6.25%) COBOL
15 8 (6.25%) OS/400
15 8 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (6.25%) Mainframe
15 8 (6.25%) Retail
16 7 (5.47%) Manufacturing
16 7 (5.47%) Scrum
16 7 (5.47%) Replication
16 7 (5.47%) SunGard
16 7 (5.47%) .NET
16 7 (5.47%) SunGard GMI
17 6 (4.69%) Change Data Capture
17 6 (4.69%) Test Management

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.13%) MQSeries
2 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) SunGard GMI
2 6 (4.69%) BPCS
3 5 (3.91%) Misys Midas
4 2 (1.56%) JDE World
4 2 (1.56%) PRMS
4 2 (1.56%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.78%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) FTP
2 12 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.69%) Internet
4 5 (3.91%) APPN
4 5 (3.91%) HTTP
5 3 (2.34%) LAN
5 3 (2.34%) WAN
5 3 (2.34%) SNA
6 1 (0.78%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) DB2
2 8 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (2.34%) Synon
3 3 (2.34%) ERwin
4 1 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.78%) Toad
General
1 27 (21.09%) Finance
2 23 (17.97%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 7 (5.47%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.13%) International Banking
6 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 74 (57.81%) Developer
2 36 (28.13%) AS400 Developer
3 31 (24.22%) RPG Developer
4 26 (20.31%) Programmer
5 24 (18.75%) Analyst
6 19 (14.84%) RPG Programmer
7 17 (13.28%) Analyst Programmer
8 13 (10.16%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 9 (7.03%) Consultant
10 8 (6.25%) Applications Support
11 6 (4.69%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.91%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.91%) Developer Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) Programme Test Manager
13 4 (3.13%) Support Analyst
14 3 (2.34%) Team Leader
15 2 (1.56%) AS400 Support
15 2 (1.56%) Systems Programmer
15 2 (1.56%) Senior AS400 Developer
15 2 (1.56%) Debt Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) .NET
2 6 (4.69%) HTML
3 5 (3.91%) APPC
4 3 (2.34%) XML
5 2 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.78%) Middleware
6 1 (0.78%) JDBC
6 1 (0.78%) FpML
6 1 (0.78%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 90 (70.31%) AS400
2 65 (50.78%) iSeries
3 9 (7.03%) Derivative
4 8 (6.25%) Mainframe
5 7 (5.47%) Replication
6 3 (2.34%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.25%) OS/400
2 6 (4.69%) Windows
3 5 (3.91%) i5/OS
4 4 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.34%) Linux
5 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.34%) UNIX
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (8.59%) ITIL
1 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (5.47%) Scrum
3 6 (4.69%) Test Management
3 6 (4.69%) Test Scripting
3 6 (4.69%) Change Data Capture
4 5 (3.91%) Test Strategy
4 5 (3.91%) TOGAF
4 5 (3.91%) Project Management
5 4 (3.13%) Six Sigma
5 4 (3.13%) DSDM
5 4 (3.13%) Waterfall
5 4 (3.13%) TDD
5 4 (3.13%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (2.34%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.34%) Migration
6 3 (2.34%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.34%) Release Management
6 3 (2.34%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (64.84%) RPG IV
2 39 (30.47%) SQL
3 15 (11.72%) RPG/400
4 13 (10.16%) Java
5 9 (7.03%) C
6 8 (6.25%) COBOL
7 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (2.34%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.78%) ISEB
2 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Tivoli NetView
2 4 (3.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (18.75%) IBM
2 7 (5.47%) SunGard
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.13%) JD Edwards
4 4 (3.13%) HP
5 3 (2.34%) Citrix
5 3 (2.34%) NetIQ
6 2 (1.56%) Misys
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle
6 2 (1.56%) SAP
6 2 (1.56%) Cognos
7 1 (0.78%) Kronos
7 1 (0.78%) Infor
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