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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 563 565 507
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -58
Contract jobs citing RPG 56 36 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.071% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 27
Average daily rate £275 £288 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -25.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £274 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.27% -29.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £39.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-62.02% -

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 22 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 43 £275 - 8
London +10 26 £375 +22.95% 3
Wales +4 11 £313 -30.55%
South Wales -1 9 £313 -30.55%
Cardiff -7 8 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands -3 6 £275 - 3
Birmingham - 4 £275 -
West Midlands - 4 £275 -
East of England - 3 £210 - 1
South East -2 2 £275 +10.33%
Nottinghamshire -9 2 £275 -
Scotland -11 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +34 1 £275 -19.70% 1
Glasgow +6 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £210 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £210 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 88 (88.00%) AS400
2 41 (41.00%) RPG IV
3 40 (40.00%) iSeries
3 40 (40.00%) SQL
4 13 (13.00%) ERP
4 13 (13.00%) Banking
5 11 (11.00%) Misys Equation
5 11 (11.00%) Misys
6 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (10.00%) Finance
7 9 (9.00%) DB2
7 9 (9.00%) IBM
8 8 (8.00%) .NET
8 8 (8.00%) Java
8 8 (8.00%) Infor
8 8 (8.00%) RPG/400
8 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (7.00%) C#
9 7 (7.00%) VB
9 7 (7.00%) XML
10 6 (6.00%) Change Management
10 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.00%) EDI
10 6 (6.00%) BPCS
11 5 (5.00%) INSURE/90
11 5 (5.00%) FTP
11 5 (5.00%) Migration
12 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
12 4 (4.00%) MAPICS
12 4 (4.00%) ODBC

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (2.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (11.00%) Misys Equation
2 6 (6.00%) BPCS
3 5 (5.00%) INSURE/90
4 2 (2.00%) SAP CRM
4 2 (2.00%) Unica
5 1 (1.00%) ACBS
5 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) FTP
2 2 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) DB2
3 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.00%) DTS
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (13.00%) Banking
2 10 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.00%) Automotive
5 2 (2.00%) Back Office
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Norwegian Language
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Front Office
6 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (71.00%) Developer
2 64 (64.00%) RPG Developer
3 62 (62.00%) AS400 Developer
4 22 (22.00%) Analyst
5 15 (15.00%) Programmer
6 11 (11.00%) RPG Programmer
7 10 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
8 8 (8.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 7 (7.00%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (7.00%) Applications Support
10 6 (6.00%) AS400 Support
11 5 (5.00%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 5 (5.00%) AS400 Programmer
12 4 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
12 4 (4.00%) Applications Support Consultant
12 4 (4.00%) Consultant
12 4 (4.00%) Support Consultant
13 3 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
14 2 (2.00%) Developer Analyst
14 2 (2.00%) LANSA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.00%) XML
3 6 (6.00%) EDI
4 4 (4.00%) ODBC
5 2 (2.00%) SAP XI
6 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (88.00%) AS400
2 40 (40.00%) iSeries
3 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.00%) Linux
1 1 (1.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.00%) ERP
2 6 (6.00%) Change Management
3 5 (5.00%) Migration
4 3 (3.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (3.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.00%) CRM
5 2 (2.00%) ITIL
5 2 (2.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (2.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.00%) Information Security
6 1 (1.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.00%) Project Management
6 1 (1.00%) Release Management
6 1 (1.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.00%) SDLC
6 1 (1.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (1.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.00%) RPG IV
2 40 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (8.00%) Java
3 8 (8.00%) RPG/400
4 7 (7.00%) C#
4 7 (7.00%) VB
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 11 (11.00%) Misys
2 9 (9.00%) IBM
3 8 (8.00%) Infor
4 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.00%) MAPICS
6 2 (2.00%) Informatica
6 2 (2.00%) LANSA
6 2 (2.00%) Remedy
6 2 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (1.00%) JD Edwards
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