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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 524 490 566
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +76
Contract jobs citing RPG 82 102 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.50% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 41 20
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£376 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £240 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average 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
21256 20591 21864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.98% 38.98% 37.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13624 13032 12983
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 419 563 755
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 £14.95 £15.40 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -17 75 £376 +13.76% 5
London +31 33 £425 +13.33% 1
South East -19 29 £376 -6.00%
Berkshire 0 18 £376 -20.84%
Hampshire +6 10 £350 +16.66%
City of London +29 8 £400 -
North West -1 8 - - 3
South West -23 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £350 -
Kent -9 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 3
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Newport - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 2
Chorley - - - - 3
Dartford - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Swindon - - - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 87 (67.44%) AS400
2 79 (61.24%) RPG IV
3 57 (44.19%) iSeries
4 45 (34.88%) SQL
5 21 (16.28%) Banking
6 20 (15.50%) WebSphere
6 20 (15.50%) Finance
7 15 (11.63%) ITIL
7 15 (11.63%) RPG/400
8 14 (10.85%) IBM
9 12 (9.30%) DB2
10 11 (8.53%) .NET
11 10 (7.75%) BPCS
11 10 (7.75%) FTP
12 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
12 9 (6.98%) COBOL
12 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (6.20%) HTML
13 8 (6.20%) MQSeries
13 8 (6.20%) Mainframe
13 8 (6.20%) Test Scripting
14 7 (5.43%) Technical Analysis
14 7 (5.43%) Test Management
14 7 (5.43%) Test Strategy
14 7 (5.43%) TestDirector
14 7 (5.43%) Derivative
15 6 (4.65%) TOGAF
15 6 (4.65%) Investment Banking
15 6 (4.65%) Six Sigma
15 6 (4.65%) DSDM

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 20 (15.50%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.20%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.75%) BPCS
2 4 (3.10%) Misys Midas
3 3 (2.33%) PRMS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.75%) FTP
2 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.10%) Internet
4 2 (1.55%) APPN
4 2 (1.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.78%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) DB2
2 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.55%) MySQL
4 2 (1.55%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.10%) ERwin
3 2 (1.55%) Toad
3 2 (1.55%) Synon
3 2 (1.55%) PVCS
4 1 (0.78%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.78%) Visual LANSA
4 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (16.28%) Banking
2 20 (15.50%) Finance
3 6 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.10%) International Banking
6 2 (1.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (46.51%) Developer
2 47 (36.43%) Analyst
3 42 (32.56%) Programmer
4 35 (27.13%) Analyst Programmer
5 32 (24.81%) AS400 Developer
6 29 (22.48%) RPG Programmer
7 26 (20.16%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 26 (20.16%) RPG Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Consultant
9 8 (6.20%) Applications Support
10 7 (5.43%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.88%) Programme Manager
11 5 (3.88%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 5 (3.88%) Programme Test Manager
12 4 (3.10%) Test Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) Developer Analyst
13 3 (2.33%) Support Analyst
14 2 (1.55%) Senior Analyst
14 2 (1.55%) Business Analyst
14 2 (1.55%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.53%) .NET
2 8 (6.20%) HTML
3 5 (3.88%) XML
4 3 (2.33%) Middleware
4 3 (2.33%) CSS
5 2 (1.55%) APPC
6 1 (0.78%) FpML
6 1 (0.78%) WinForms
6 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.78%) Java SE
6 1 (0.78%) JDBC
6 1 (0.78%) Web Services
6 1 (0.78%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 87 (67.44%) AS400
2 57 (44.19%) iSeries
3 8 (6.20%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.43%) Derivative
5 5 (3.88%) Market Risk
6 4 (3.10%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.65%) Linux
1 6 (4.65%) UNIX
2 5 (3.88%) OS/400
3 2 (1.55%) i5/OS
3 2 (1.55%) Windows
3 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.63%) ITIL
2 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.20%) Test Scripting
4 7 (5.43%) Test Strategy
4 7 (5.43%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (5.43%) Test Management
5 6 (4.65%) Lean Six Sigma
5 6 (4.65%) TOGAF
5 6 (4.65%) DSDM
5 6 (4.65%) Six Sigma
5 6 (4.65%) Waterfall
6 5 (3.88%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.10%) Validation
7 4 (3.10%) OO
7 4 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.33%) Scrum
8 3 (2.33%) Project Management
8 3 (2.33%) Service Management
8 3 (2.33%) Workflow
8 3 (2.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (61.24%) RPG IV
2 45 (34.88%) SQL
3 15 (11.63%) RPG/400
4 9 (6.98%) COBOL
5 4 (3.10%) C
6 3 (2.33%) Java
6 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.55%) PHP
7 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.78%) RPG III
8 1 (0.78%) C#
8 1 (0.78%) Python
8 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (1.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 14 (10.85%) IBM
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (1.55%) Zend
4 2 (1.55%) HP
4 2 (1.55%) Citrix
5 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.78%) LANSA
5 1 (0.78%) Infor
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
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