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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 557 540 498
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -42
Contract jobs citing RPG 48 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.078% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £269 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
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
20466 19718 17305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.63% 37.43% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13572 13017 10681
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
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 £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 459 602
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +5 37 £350 +15.70% 14
London +7 16 £475 +8.57% 3
City of London +6 6 £475 +5.55% 1
South East -14 5 - - 2
South West +9 4 £210 -4.54% 1
East Midlands -8 4 £400 - 2
Cardiff +12 3 £450 - 1
South Wales +6 3 £450 - 1
Wales +4 3 £450 - 1
Derbyshire -2 3 £413 -
Scotland -6 3 £250 -33.33% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Chesterfield +4 2 £413 -
Glasgow -3 2 - - 1
Berkshire -5 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Avon - 2 £210 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
South Coast - 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Manchester -14 1 - - 1
North West -21 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £250 - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £188 - 1

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 43 (53.75%) AS400
2 38 (47.50%) iSeries
3 27 (33.75%) RPG IV
4 23 (28.75%) SQL
5 17 (21.25%) Java
5 17 (21.25%) IBM
6 16 (20.00%) DB2
6 16 (20.00%) Finance
7 13 (16.25%) Banking
7 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (15.00%) COBOL
9 10 (12.50%) SDLC
10 9 (11.25%) MS Office
10 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
10 9 (11.25%) OS/400
11 8 (10.00%) TDD
11 8 (10.00%) Retail
11 8 (10.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (10.00%) Project Management
12 7 (8.75%) FTP
12 7 (8.75%) Misys
12 7 (8.75%) C
12 7 (8.75%) Scrum
13 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
13 6 (7.50%) JIRA
13 6 (7.50%) Misys Equation
13 6 (7.50%) .NET
13 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
14 5 (6.25%) ERP
14 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Misys Equation
2 5 (6.25%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (3.75%) JDE World
4 2 (2.50%) SAP R/3
5 1 (1.25%) PRMS
5 1 (1.25%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.25%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) FTP
2 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.00%) SNA
3 4 (5.00%) Internet
3 4 (5.00%) APPN
3 4 (5.00%) HTTP
3 4 (5.00%) LAN
3 4 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) DB2
2 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.75%) UniData
5 2 (2.50%) QlikView
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.50%) Selenium
3 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) Synon
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Retail
4 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (45.00%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) Analyst
3 17 (21.25%) AS400 Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Programmer
4 14 (17.50%) RPG Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) RPG Programmer
7 6 (7.50%) Analyst Programmer
8 5 (6.25%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Systems Support
10 3 (3.75%) Systems Support Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Pick Developer
10 3 (3.75%) AWS Developer
11 2 (2.50%) Debt Manager
11 2 (2.50%) JDE Developer
11 2 (2.50%) ScrumMaster
11 2 (2.50%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) .NET
2 4 (5.00%) APPC
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) Web Services
3 2 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) ODBC
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (53.75%) AS400
2 38 (47.50%) iSeries
3 5 (6.25%) Replication
3 5 (6.25%) Derivative
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) OS/400
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 4 (5.00%) UNIX
3 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.00%) i5/OS
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.50%) SDLC
3 8 (10.00%) TDD
3 8 (10.00%) Project Management
4 7 (8.75%) Scrum
5 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.25%) ERP
6 5 (6.25%) OO
6 5 (6.25%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (6.25%) Migration
7 4 (5.00%) Test Management
7 4 (5.00%) UML
7 4 (5.00%) Change Management
8 3 (3.75%) Automated Testing
8 3 (3.75%) Release Management
9 2 (2.50%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Manual Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.50%) People Management
9 2 (2.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) RPG IV
2 23 (28.75%) SQL
3 17 (21.25%) Java
4 12 (15.00%) COBOL
5 7 (8.75%) C
6 5 (6.25%) RPG/400
7 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.75%) Prolog
9 2 (2.50%) C#
9 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.50%) PL/1
9 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) IBM Certification
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
1 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Tivoli NetView
1 4 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) IBM
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.75%) Misys
4 5 (6.25%) SunGard
5 4 (5.00%) JD Edwards
5 4 (5.00%) NetIQ
6 3 (3.75%) Kronos
6 3 (3.75%) SAP
7 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (1.25%) Ariba
8 1 (1.25%) Cognos
8 1 (1.25%) Infor
8 1 (1.25%) MKS
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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