The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 519 465 528
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +63
Contract jobs citing RPG 71 108 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.092%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 0.55% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 22
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£376 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £175 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20133 19482 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.85% 38.10% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12863 12054 12440
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 411 554 799
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -41 58 £376 +17.59% 8
London +8 31 £425 +13.33% 3
South East -33 22 £376 +25.33% 1
Berkshire -12 20 £376 -16.44%
City of London +35 8 £425 - 1
Slough -13 4 £250 -44.44%
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Glasgow -7 1 - -
North West -8 1 - - 4
Hampshire -12 1 £303 +0.83%
West Midlands -23 1 - -
Scotland -26 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 4
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Chorley - - - - 4
Dartford - - - - 1

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 62 (58.49%) RPG IV
2 61 (57.55%) AS400
3 44 (41.51%) iSeries
4 40 (37.74%) SQL
5 18 (16.98%) Banking
5 18 (16.98%) WebSphere
6 17 (16.04%) .NET
7 12 (11.32%) Finance
7 12 (11.32%) RPG/400
8 11 (10.38%) IBM
9 10 (9.43%) ITIL
10 9 (8.49%) COBOL
10 9 (8.49%) DB2
11 8 (7.55%) HTML
12 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
12 7 (6.60%) OO
12 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
13 6 (5.66%) FTP
13 6 (5.66%) UML
13 6 (5.66%) MQSeries
13 6 (5.66%) XML
13 6 (5.66%) Derivative
14 5 (4.72%) Investment Banking
14 5 (4.72%) Degree
14 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
14 5 (4.72%) UNIX
14 5 (4.72%) IIS
14 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
14 5 (4.72%) Test Scripting
14 5 (4.72%) Market Risk

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 18 (16.98%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.66%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.72%) IIS
4 3 (2.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) BPCS
2 3 (2.83%) PRMS
3 2 (1.89%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) FTP
2 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) HTTP
4 1 (0.94%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) DB2
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.89%) DataStage
3 2 (1.89%) MySQL
3 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.77%) Rational Rose
1 4 (3.77%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.89%) ERwin
2 2 (1.89%) Synon
2 2 (1.89%) Toad
2 2 (1.89%) PVCS
3 1 (0.94%) Visual LANSA
General
1 18 (16.98%) Banking
2 12 (11.32%) Finance
3 5 (4.72%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) International Banking
4 1 (0.94%) French Language
4 1 (0.94%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (40.57%) Analyst
2 42 (39.62%) Developer
3 32 (30.19%) Programmer
4 26 (24.53%) Analyst Programmer
5 24 (22.64%) AS400 Developer
6 23 (21.70%) RPG Programmer
7 21 (19.81%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 21 (19.81%) RPG Developer
8 8 (7.55%) Business Analyst
8 8 (7.55%) Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.77%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Technical Project Manager
11 3 (2.83%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 3 (2.83%) Applications Support
12 2 (1.89%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.04%) .NET
2 8 (7.55%) HTML
3 6 (5.66%) XML
4 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.77%) Web Services
4 4 (3.77%) WinForms
5 3 (2.83%) CSS
6 2 (1.89%) Middleware
7 1 (0.94%) ADO
7 1 (0.94%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (57.55%) AS400
2 44 (41.51%) iSeries
3 6 (5.66%) Derivative
4 5 (4.72%) Market Risk
5 4 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.72%) UNIX
2 4 (3.77%) OS/400
2 4 (3.77%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.89%) Windows
3 2 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (0.94%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.43%) ITIL
2 7 (6.60%) OO
3 6 (5.66%) UML
4 5 (4.72%) Test Scripting
4 5 (4.72%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (3.77%) Test Strategy
5 4 (3.77%) Load Testing
5 4 (3.77%) Integration Testing
5 4 (3.77%) Test Management
5 4 (3.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (3.77%) OOD
5 4 (3.77%) Six Sigma
5 4 (3.77%) Project Management
5 4 (3.77%) DSDM
5 4 (3.77%) Validation
5 4 (3.77%) Workflow
5 4 (3.77%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (3.77%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.77%) TOGAF
6 3 (2.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (58.49%) RPG IV
2 40 (37.74%) SQL
3 12 (11.32%) RPG/400
4 9 (8.49%) COBOL
5 4 (3.77%) C#
6 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.89%) PHP
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.94%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) SLA
1 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (10.38%) IBM
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle
4 2 (1.89%) Zend
5 1 (0.94%) Metastorm
5 1 (0.94%) LANSA
5 1 (0.94%) SAP
5 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.94%) HP
5 1 (0.94%) Infor
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