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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 519 459 553
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +94
Contract jobs citing RPG 82 116 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.085%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.56% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 20
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£376 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.38% -14.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £175 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
20551 20555 21561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.64% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13037 12871 12891
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 403 565 800
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 20 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 20 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 -58 71 £376 +17.50% 6
London +23 34 £425 +13.33% 2
South East -30 26 £376 +25.33% 1
Berkshire -11 20 £376 -16.44% 1
City of London +42 11 £425 - 1
Hampshire -14 5 £350 +16.66%
North West -9 4 - - 3
Slough -15 4 £250 -44.44%
Southampton -4 3 £350 +16.66%
South West -32 3 - -
Birmingham +1 1 - -
Glasgow -16 1 - -
Scotland -21 1 - -
West Midlands -22 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - - 3
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Bath - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 76 (62.81%) AS400
2 70 (57.85%) RPG IV
3 49 (40.50%) iSeries
4 41 (33.88%) SQL
5 20 (16.53%) Banking
6 18 (14.88%) WebSphere
6 18 (14.88%) .NET
7 15 (12.40%) Finance
8 14 (11.57%) ITIL
9 13 (10.74%) RPG/400
10 11 (9.09%) DB2
10 11 (9.09%) IBM
11 10 (8.26%) FTP
11 10 (8.26%) HTML
12 9 (7.44%) COBOL
12 9 (7.44%) TCP/IP
13 7 (5.79%) Mainframe
13 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.79%) OO
13 7 (5.79%) MQSeries
14 6 (4.96%) BPCS
14 6 (4.96%) XML
14 6 (4.96%) UML
14 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
14 6 (4.96%) Derivative
14 6 (4.96%) Technical Analysis
14 6 (4.96%) Test Scripting
15 5 (4.13%) Lean Six Sigma
15 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
15 5 (4.13%) Market Risk

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (14.88%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.79%) MQSeries
3 4 (3.31%) IIS
4 3 (2.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Office
2 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) BPCS
2 3 (2.48%) PRMS
2 3 (2.48%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) FTP
2 9 (7.44%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.48%) Internet
4 2 (1.65%) APPN
4 2 (1.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) DB2
2 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.65%) DataStage
4 2 (1.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.31%) Rational Rose
2 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.48%) ERwin
4 2 (1.65%) PVCS
4 2 (1.65%) Toad
4 2 (1.65%) Synon
5 1 (0.83%) Visual LANSA
General
1 20 (16.53%) Banking
2 15 (12.40%) Finance
3 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.13%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.31%) International Banking
5 1 (0.83%) French Language
5 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (39.67%) Developer
2 47 (38.84%) Analyst
3 35 (28.93%) Programmer
4 29 (23.97%) Analyst Programmer
5 26 (21.49%) AS400 Developer
5 26 (21.49%) RPG Programmer
6 24 (19.83%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 22 (18.18%) RPG Developer
8 10 (8.26%) Consultant
9 8 (6.61%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Test Manager
12 4 (3.31%) Test Analyst
12 4 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
12 4 (3.31%) Project Manager
12 4 (3.31%) Applications Support
12 4 (3.31%) Technical Manager
12 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
13 3 (2.48%) Support Analyst
13 3 (2.48%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) .NET
2 10 (8.26%) HTML
3 6 (4.96%) XML
4 4 (3.31%) WinForms
4 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.31%) Web Services
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
6 2 (1.65%) Middleware
6 2 (1.65%) APPC
7 1 (0.83%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 76 (62.81%) AS400
2 49 (40.50%) iSeries
3 7 (5.79%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.96%) Derivative
5 5 (4.13%) Market Risk
6 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.48%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.13%) Linux
1 5 (4.13%) UNIX
2 4 (3.31%) OS/400
3 2 (1.65%) i5/OS
3 2 (1.65%) Windows
3 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) AIX
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.57%) ITIL
2 7 (5.79%) OO
3 6 (4.96%) UML
3 6 (4.96%) Test Scripting
3 6 (4.96%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (4.13%) Test Management
4 5 (4.13%) Waterfall
4 5 (4.13%) Test Strategy
4 5 (4.13%) DSDM
4 5 (4.13%) Six Sigma
4 5 (4.13%) Workflow
4 5 (4.13%) TOGAF
4 5 (4.13%) Lean Six Sigma
4 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.31%) Load Testing
5 4 (3.31%) Validation
5 4 (3.31%) OOD
5 4 (3.31%) Integration Testing
6 3 (2.48%) Web Application Development
6 3 (2.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (57.85%) RPG IV
2 41 (33.88%) SQL
3 13 (10.74%) RPG/400
4 9 (7.44%) COBOL
5 4 (3.31%) C
5 4 (3.31%) C#
6 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.65%) PHP
7 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.83%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 5 (4.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) IBM
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle
4 2 (1.65%) Zend
4 2 (1.65%) HP
4 2 (1.65%) Citrix
5 1 (0.83%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.83%) Metastorm
5 1 (0.83%) LANSA
5 1 (0.83%) Infor
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
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