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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 534 516 538
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +22
Contract jobs citing RPG 78 75 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.083%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 20
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£376 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.25% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £41.00
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
21748 20453 20583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.31% 38.86% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14378 13104 12197
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 559 724
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 £15.00 £16.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -7 76 £376 +13.76% 10
London +37 34 £425 -10.52%
South East -13 28 £375 -3.90% 2
Hampshire +3 17 £350 -12.50%
Berkshire +8 10 £376 -26.63% 1
North West -9 8 - - 2
South West - 3 - - 2
Glasgow -11 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Scotland -14 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Kent -2 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chorley - - - - 2
Dartford - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Newport - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 94 (67.63%) AS400
2 84 (60.43%) RPG IV
3 72 (51.80%) iSeries
4 47 (33.81%) SQL
5 24 (17.27%) Banking
5 24 (17.27%) Finance
5 24 (17.27%) IBM
6 21 (15.11%) WebSphere
7 18 (12.95%) ITIL
7 18 (12.95%) RPG/400
8 15 (10.79%) DB2
9 13 (9.35%) Derivative
10 11 (7.91%) .NET
11 10 (7.19%) Java
11 10 (7.19%) BPCS
11 10 (7.19%) FTP
11 10 (7.19%) Mainframe
11 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (6.47%) TCP/IP
13 8 (5.76%) MQSeries
13 8 (5.76%) TOGAF
13 8 (5.76%) Investment Banking
13 8 (5.76%) Technical Analysis
13 8 (5.76%) Test Scripting
14 7 (5.04%) Test Management
14 7 (5.04%) Waterfall
14 7 (5.04%) Test Strategy
14 7 (5.04%) Lean Six Sigma
14 7 (5.04%) DSDM
14 7 (5.04%) UNIX

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 21 (15.11%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.19%) BPCS
2 5 (3.60%) Misys Midas
2 5 (3.60%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (2.16%) PRMS
4 2 (1.44%) JDE World
5 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) FTP
2 9 (6.47%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.60%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) APPN
4 2 (1.44%) HTTP
5 1 (0.72%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) DB2
2 5 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) TestDirector
2 5 (3.60%) ERwin
3 2 (1.44%) Toad
3 2 (1.44%) Synon
3 2 (1.44%) PVCS
4 1 (0.72%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.72%) Visual LANSA
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (17.27%) Finance
1 24 (17.27%) Banking
2 8 (5.76%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.88%) International Banking
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (52.52%) Developer
2 42 (30.22%) Analyst
3 39 (28.06%) Programmer
4 37 (26.62%) AS400 Developer
5 31 (22.30%) Analyst Programmer
6 29 (20.86%) RPG Developer
7 28 (20.14%) RPG Programmer
8 23 (16.55%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 10 (7.19%) Consultant
10 8 (5.76%) Applications Support
11 7 (5.04%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.60%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.60%) Programme Test Manager
13 4 (2.88%) Developer Analyst
13 4 (2.88%) Test Analyst
13 4 (2.88%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
14 3 (2.16%) Support Analyst
14 3 (2.16%) Mainframe Consultant
15 2 (1.44%) Systems Programmer
15 2 (1.44%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.91%) .NET
2 6 (4.32%) HTML
3 3 (2.16%) XML
3 3 (2.16%) Middleware
4 2 (1.44%) APPC
5 1 (0.72%) FpML
5 1 (0.72%) WinForms
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.72%) Java SE
5 1 (0.72%) JDBC
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 94 (67.63%) AS400
2 72 (51.80%) iSeries
3 13 (9.35%) Derivative
4 10 (7.19%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.60%) Market Risk
5 5 (3.60%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.60%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.04%) UNIX
2 5 (3.60%) Linux
2 5 (3.60%) OS/400
3 2 (1.44%) i5/OS
3 2 (1.44%) Windows
4 1 (0.72%) AIX
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.95%) ITIL
2 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (5.76%) TOGAF
3 8 (5.76%) Test Scripting
3 8 (5.76%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (5.04%) Test Strategy
4 7 (5.04%) Test Management
4 7 (5.04%) Waterfall
4 7 (5.04%) Lean Six Sigma
4 7 (5.04%) DSDM
4 7 (5.04%) Six Sigma
5 6 (4.32%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.60%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.88%) Workflow
7 4 (2.88%) Validation
7 4 (2.88%) ERP
7 4 (2.88%) Automated Testing
7 4 (2.88%) Web Application Development
7 4 (2.88%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (2.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 84 (60.43%) RPG IV
2 47 (33.81%) SQL
3 18 (12.95%) RPG/400
4 10 (7.19%) Java
5 6 (4.32%) COBOL
6 5 (3.60%) C
7 1 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (1.44%) Degree
2 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 24 (17.27%) IBM
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.60%) SunGard
3 3 (2.16%) Citrix
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle
4 2 (1.44%) SAP
4 2 (1.44%) JD Edwards
4 2 (1.44%) HP
5 1 (0.72%) LANSA
5 1 (0.72%) Kronos
5 1 (0.72%) Infor
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago