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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 573 534 476
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -58
Contract jobs citing RPG 52 82 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.40% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 42
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£325 £376 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £352 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.56% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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 28 August 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 20 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 28 August 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 -48 36 £350 -6.91% 11
London +2 18 £438 +2.94% 3
West Midlands +6 7 £318 -
Scotland 0 6 £325 -
South West -7 6 £350 -
Devon +2 4 £350 -
Warwickshire - 4 £318 -
Rugby - 4 £318 -
Exeter - 4 £350 -
South East -42 3 £417 +10.81% 2
Berkshire -21 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 4
Glasgow +3 1 £325 -
Southampton -2 1 £417 +19.04%
Slough -2 1 - -
City of London -5 1 - -
Hampshire -13 1 £417 +19.04%
Watford - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £200 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 74 (74.75%) AS400
2 38 (38.38%) SQL
3 34 (34.34%) iSeries
4 22 (22.22%) RPG IV
5 19 (19.19%) DB2
6 15 (15.15%) Java
7 13 (13.13%) IBM
8 12 (12.12%) .NET
8 12 (12.12%) Finance
9 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.10%) ERP
10 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.09%) OS/400
11 9 (9.09%) Change Management
11 9 (9.09%) SDLC
12 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (8.08%) C#
13 7 (7.07%) Banking
13 7 (7.07%) Migration
14 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
14 6 (6.06%) VB
14 6 (6.06%) FTP
14 6 (6.06%) Infor
15 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
15 5 (5.05%) Change Data Capture
15 5 (5.05%) Data Structures
15 5 (5.05%) SunGard
15 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce
15 5 (5.05%) Replication
15 5 (5.05%) SunGard GMI

RPG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.02%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.01%) SAS
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Office
2 2 (2.02%) MS Project
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (3.03%) Misys Equation
3 2 (2.02%) BPCS
4 1 (1.01%) SAP R/3
4 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.01%) Misys Midas
4 1 (1.01%) INSURE/90
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) FTP
2 2 (2.02%) X.400
3 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.19%) DB2
2 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.03%) QlikView
5 2 (2.02%) UniData
6 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) Selenium
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.02%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.01%) Synon
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (49.49%) Developer
2 36 (36.36%) AS400 Developer
3 24 (24.24%) RPG Developer
3 24 (24.24%) Analyst
4 19 (19.19%) Programmer
5 14 (14.14%) Analyst Programmer
6 10 (10.10%) Consultant
7 9 (9.09%) RPG Programmer
8 7 (7.07%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 6 (6.06%) Applications Support
10 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Architect
10 5 (5.05%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 5 (5.05%) DB2 Consultant
11 4 (4.04%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) Applications Support Consultant
11 4 (4.04%) Applications Consultant
11 4 (4.04%) Support Consultant
12 3 (3.03%) Systems Support
12 3 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.12%) .NET
2 4 (4.04%) ODBC
3 2 (2.02%) EDI
3 2 (2.02%) EDIFACT
3 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) XML
4 1 (1.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (74.75%) AS400
2 34 (34.34%) iSeries
3 5 (5.05%) Replication
3 5 (5.05%) Derivative
3 5 (5.05%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.01%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) OS/400
2 2 (2.02%) UNIX
3 1 (1.01%) AIX
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.10%) ERP
2 9 (9.09%) Change Management
2 9 (9.09%) SDLC
3 8 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.07%) Migration
5 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
5 5 (5.05%) Change Data Capture
5 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.03%) Test Management
7 3 (3.03%) OO
7 3 (3.03%) ITIL
7 3 (3.03%) TDD
7 3 (3.03%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.03%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.02%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.02%) Scrum
8 2 (2.02%) Project Management
8 2 (2.02%) People Management
8 2 (2.02%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (38.38%) SQL
2 22 (22.22%) RPG IV
3 15 (15.15%) Java
4 8 (8.08%) C#
5 6 (6.06%) VB
6 4 (4.04%) COBOL
7 3 (3.03%) RPG/400
7 3 (3.03%) Prolog
8 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.02%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (2.02%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.02%) C
8 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.01%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 2 (2.02%) Degree
2 1 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
1 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) IBM
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.06%) Infor
4 5 (5.05%) SunGard
5 4 (4.04%) MAPICS
6 3 (3.03%) Misys
6 3 (3.03%) SAP
6 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.03%) Kronos
7 2 (2.02%) OpenText
8 1 (1.01%) MKS
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle
8 1 (1.01%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.01%) Ariba