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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 542 520 489
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -31
Contract jobs citing RPG 34 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 27
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£288 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
-30.39% +16.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -28 25 £275 -28.33% 5
London -15 11 £305 -32.22% 1
South East -31 6 £249 -34.62%
Berkshire +1 4 £225 -47.05%
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - - 2
Cardiff -2 2 £450 +12.50%
South Wales -6 2 £450 +5.88%
Wales -13 2 £450 +5.88%
South West -26 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Newport - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Barnstaple - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 57 (61.29%) AS400
2 53 (56.99%) iSeries
3 49 (52.69%) RPG IV
4 30 (32.26%) SQL
5 26 (27.96%) IBM
6 23 (24.73%) Finance
7 18 (19.35%) DB2
8 15 (16.13%) Banking
9 14 (15.05%) Java
10 11 (11.83%) Retail
11 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.75%) COBOL
12 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (9.68%) OS/400
12 9 (9.68%) Derivative
13 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
13 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
13 8 (8.60%) JD Edwards
13 8 (8.60%) Project Management
13 8 (8.60%) C
13 8 (8.60%) RPG/400
14 7 (7.53%) MS Office
14 7 (7.53%) Windows
14 7 (7.53%) Internet
14 7 (7.53%) SunGard
14 7 (7.53%) Scrum
14 7 (7.53%) Replication
14 7 (7.53%) SunGard GMI
14 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
15 6 (6.45%) TDD

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.15%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) SunGard GMI
2 5 (5.38%) JDE World
3 4 (4.30%) Misys Midas
4 3 (3.23%) Misys Equation
4 3 (3.23%) BPCS
5 2 (2.15%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.08%) SAP R/3
6 1 (1.08%) PRMS
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) Internet
2 6 (6.45%) FTP
3 5 (5.38%) HTTP
3 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.38%) SNA
3 5 (5.38%) APPN
3 5 (5.38%) LAN
3 5 (5.38%) WAN
4 1 (1.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) DB2
2 9 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) UniData
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) JIRA
2 3 (3.23%) TestDirector
2 3 (3.23%) Synon
3 2 (2.15%) ERwin
4 1 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (24.73%) Finance
2 15 (16.13%) Banking
3 11 (11.83%) Retail
4 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (58.06%) Developer
2 22 (23.66%) AS400 Developer
3 21 (22.58%) RPG Developer
4 16 (17.20%) Programmer
5 12 (12.90%) Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) RPG Programmer
7 8 (8.60%) Consultant
7 8 (8.60%) Analyst Programmer
8 7 (7.53%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
11 2 (2.15%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Support Specialist
11 2 (2.15%) Lead Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Applications Support Analyst
11 2 (2.15%) Team Leader
11 2 (2.15%) Applications Support Specialist
11 2 (2.15%) RPG Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) APPC
2 3 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (2.15%) XML
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) FpML
4 1 (1.08%) Java SE
4 1 (1.08%) ODBC
4 1 (1.08%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (61.29%) AS400
2 53 (56.99%) iSeries
3 9 (9.68%) Derivative
4 7 (7.53%) Replication
5 4 (4.30%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.15%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) OS/400
2 7 (7.53%) Windows
3 5 (5.38%) i5/OS
3 5 (5.38%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.30%) UNIX
5 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (8.60%) Project Management
3 7 (7.53%) Scrum
4 6 (6.45%) TDD
4 6 (6.45%) Change Data Capture
5 5 (5.38%) Migration
6 4 (4.30%) ITIL
6 4 (4.30%) ERP
6 4 (4.30%) Release Management
7 3 (3.23%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.23%) Automated Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.23%) Workflow
8 2 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.15%) Six Sigma
8 2 (2.15%) UML
8 2 (2.15%) OO
8 2 (2.15%) DSDM
8 2 (2.15%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (52.69%) RPG IV
2 30 (32.26%) SQL
3 14 (15.05%) Java
4 10 (10.75%) COBOL
5 8 (8.60%) C
5 8 (8.60%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.08%) Python
7 1 (1.08%) PL/1
7 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) IBM Certification
2 2 (2.15%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) VCP4
3 1 (1.08%) ISEB
3 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
1 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Tivoli NetView
1 5 (5.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 26 (27.96%) IBM
2 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.60%) JD Edwards
3 7 (7.53%) SunGard
4 5 (5.38%) NetIQ
4 5 (5.38%) Misys
5 3 (3.23%) SAP
5 3 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Cognos
7 1 (1.08%) Kronos
7 1 (1.08%) Infor
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle
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