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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 550 493 559
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +66
Contract jobs citing RPG 37 51 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.048%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.29% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 15
Average daily rate £400 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20800 17600 21068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.94% 36.88% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13477 10833 12444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 629 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -104 27 £344 -19.11% 8
London -29 14 £450 -7.69% 1
South East -10 11 £288 - 1
Slough +7 5 £263 -
Berkshire -11 5 £263 -
South Wales -18 5 £425 +93.18% 1
Wales -20 5 £425 +93.18% 1
West Sussex - 4 £300 - 1
City of London -15 3 £450 - 1
Cardiff -19 3 £400 +45.45% 1
Glasgow - 3 £375 -
Scotland - 3 £375 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
East Midlands -14 1 - -
South West -24 1 £220 - 3
Somerset - 1 £220 - 2
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Wakefield - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Romford - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Basildon - - - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (52.10%) AS400
2 50 (42.02%) iSeries
3 43 (36.13%) RPG IV
4 30 (25.21%) SQL
5 25 (21.01%) IBM
6 22 (18.49%) Finance
7 19 (15.97%) DB2
8 18 (15.13%) XML
9 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
10 14 (11.76%) WebSphere
10 14 (11.76%) BPCS
10 14 (11.76%) Oracle
10 14 (11.76%) COBOL
11 13 (10.92%) .NET
11 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
12 12 (10.08%) Project Management
12 12 (10.08%) Retail
12 12 (10.08%) INSURE/90
13 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
13 11 (9.24%) Java
13 11 (9.24%) OS/400
14 10 (8.40%) ERP
14 10 (8.40%) Workflow
14 10 (8.40%) Degree
14 10 (8.40%) Banking
15 9 (7.56%) OO
15 9 (7.56%) MS Office
16 8 (6.72%) UML
17 7 (5.88%) UNIX
17 7 (5.88%) AIX

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.20%) IIS
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.68%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Office
2 4 (3.36%) MS Project
3 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (11.76%) BPCS
2 12 (10.08%) INSURE/90
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (3.36%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.84%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.84%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) FTP
2 4 (3.36%) Internet
2 4 (3.36%) LAN
2 4 (3.36%) WAN
2 4 (3.36%) HTTP
2 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.36%) SNA
2 4 (3.36%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.97%) DB2
2 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.36%) DataStage
3 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.68%) MySQL
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) TestDirector
2 4 (3.36%) Toad
2 4 (3.36%) ERwin
3 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.52%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.68%) Synon
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Manufacturing
3 12 (10.08%) Retail
4 10 (8.40%) Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.68%) Back Office
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.84%) Games
7 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (34.45%) Developer
2 33 (27.73%) Analyst
3 31 (26.05%) Programmer
4 19 (15.97%) RPG Developer
5 16 (13.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 15 (12.61%) AS400 Developer
6 15 (12.61%) RPG Programmer
7 8 (6.72%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 7 (5.88%) Consultant
9 6 (5.04%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.04%) Applications Support
9 6 (5.04%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Administrator
10 5 (4.20%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Technical Project Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Technical Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Developer Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.13%) XML
2 13 (10.92%) .NET
3 5 (4.20%) HTML
3 5 (4.20%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (3.36%) Web Services
4 4 (3.36%) APPC
5 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.52%) WinForms
5 3 (2.52%) CSS
6 2 (1.68%) J2EE
7 1 (0.84%) FIXML
7 1 (0.84%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 62 (52.10%) AS400
2 50 (42.02%) iSeries
3 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.84%) Derivative
4 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.84%) Physics
4 1 (0.84%) Xbox
4 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) OS/400
2 7 (5.88%) UNIX
2 7 (5.88%) AIX
3 5 (4.20%) Windows
4 4 (3.36%) i5/OS
5 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.68%) Linux
6 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.08%) Project Management
2 10 (8.40%) ERP
2 10 (8.40%) Workflow
3 9 (7.56%) OO
4 8 (6.72%) UML
5 5 (4.20%) Test Management
5 5 (4.20%) Resource Management
5 5 (4.20%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (3.36%) Migration
6 4 (3.36%) Automated Testing
6 4 (3.36%) Web Application Development
6 4 (3.36%) Test Strategy
6 4 (3.36%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.52%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.52%) Load Testing
7 3 (2.52%) Document Management
7 3 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.52%) OOD
8 2 (1.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.13%) RPG IV
2 30 (25.21%) SQL
3 14 (11.76%) COBOL
4 11 (9.24%) Java
5 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.36%) C
7 3 (2.52%) RPG/400
7 3 (2.52%) C#
8 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.68%) PHP
8 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.68%) RPG III
9 1 (0.84%) Lua
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.52%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (2.52%) ISEB
3 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 25 (21.01%) IBM
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.76%) Oracle
4 4 (3.36%) SunGard
4 4 (3.36%) HP
4 4 (3.36%) NetIQ
5 3 (2.52%) SAP
6 2 (1.68%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.68%) Zend
7 1 (0.84%) Metastorm
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