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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 564 540 471
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -69
Contract jobs citing RPG 56 71 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.35% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 45
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£318 £376 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +17.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £317 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
-44.14% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
21523 20252 19490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.85% 37.06% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14462 12959 12063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 414 555
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -44 39 £338 -10.23% 11
London -15 18 £475 +11.76% 2
South East -26 5 £417 +10.81% 1
South West - 5 £210 - 1
East of England - 4 - - 3
West Midlands +5 3 £318 - 1
Scotland -8 3 £325 -
Berkshire -12 3 - -
City of London -14 3 £475 +11.76%
Rugby - 3 £318 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £318 - 1
Wales - 3 £200 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Avon - 2 £210 -
South Wales - 2 £320 -
South Coast - 2 £350 -
Cardiff - 2 £320 -
Glasgow +5 1 £325 -
Slough -1 1 - -
Hampshire -7 1 £417 +37.74%
Channel Islands - 1 £350 -
Jersey - 1 £350 -
Exeter - 1 £350 -
Gloucester - 1 £200 - 1
Southampton - 1 £417 -
Watford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £325 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (67.03%) AS400
2 33 (36.26%) SQL
3 28 (30.77%) iSeries
4 20 (21.98%) RPG IV
5 17 (18.68%) DB2
6 15 (16.48%) Java
7 13 (14.29%) Finance
8 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (12.09%) OS/400
8 11 (12.09%) IBM
9 9 (9.89%) SDLC
10 8 (8.79%) Migration
10 8 (8.79%) Change Management
11 7 (7.69%) Banking
11 7 (7.69%) FTP
12 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.59%) Misys
12 6 (6.59%) .NET
12 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
12 6 (6.59%) COBOL
12 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.59%) TDD
12 6 (6.59%) Misys Equation
12 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
13 5 (5.49%) Derivative
13 5 (5.49%) SunGard GMI
13 5 (5.49%) Replication
13 5 (5.49%) MS Office
13 5 (5.49%) SunGard
13 5 (5.49%) Change Data Capture

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) SAS
3 1 (1.10%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS Project
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Misys Equation
2 5 (5.49%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (1.10%) INSURE/90
3 1 (1.10%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) FTP
2 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.20%) X.400
3 1 (1.10%) SNA
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) APPN
3 1 (1.10%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) LAN
3 1 (1.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) DB2
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.30%) QlikView
4 3 (3.30%) UniData
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) Selenium
2 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.10%) Synon
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (51.65%) Developer
2 32 (35.16%) AS400 Developer
3 20 (21.98%) RPG Developer
4 18 (19.78%) Analyst
5 14 (15.38%) Programmer
6 8 (8.79%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (7.69%) Consultant
8 6 (6.59%) RPG Programmer
9 5 (5.49%) Architect
9 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) DB2 Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) AWS Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
11 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.30%) Pick Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Systems Support
11 3 (3.30%) Systems Support Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) Applications Support Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) Web Services
2 2 (2.20%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) ODBC
2 2 (2.20%) EDI
2 2 (2.20%) EDIFACT
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (1.10%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (67.03%) AS400
2 28 (30.77%) iSeries
3 5 (5.49%) Replication
3 5 (5.49%) Derivative
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.09%) OS/400
2 2 (2.20%) UNIX
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) AIX
3 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.10%) i5/OS
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (9.89%) SDLC
3 8 (8.79%) Change Management
3 8 (8.79%) Migration
4 6 (6.59%) TDD
4 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
5 5 (5.49%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.49%) Data Migration
5 5 (5.49%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (4.40%) ERP
6 4 (4.40%) Scrum
7 3 (3.30%) ITIL
7 3 (3.30%) Project Management
7 3 (3.30%) OO
7 3 (3.30%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.30%) Test Management
8 2 (2.20%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.20%) Release Management
8 2 (2.20%) People Management
8 2 (2.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) SQL
2 20 (21.98%) RPG IV
3 15 (16.48%) Java
4 6 (6.59%) COBOL
5 3 (3.30%) Prolog
5 3 (3.30%) C
5 3 (3.30%) C#
6 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.20%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (2.20%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.20%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.20%) PL/1
7 1 (1.10%) VB
7 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.20%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) ISEB
2 1 (1.10%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Control-M
2 1 (1.10%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) IBM
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Misys
3 5 (5.49%) SunGard
4 3 (3.30%) SAP
4 3 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.30%) Kronos
5 2 (2.20%) OpenText
6 1 (1.10%) Infor
6 1 (1.10%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.10%) MKS
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle
6 1 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (1.10%) Ariba
6 1 (1.10%) MAPICS
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £300 - £335 per day
Posted: 2 days ago