The table below looks at the statistics for RPG/400 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/400 over the 3 months to 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG/400
Rank 568 556 527
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.016% 0.017% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£225 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
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
18999 18097 17372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.92% 37.05% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12660 11367 10676
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 493 726
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 £17.50 £14.25 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

RPG/400
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

RPG/400 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RPG/400
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK.

RPG/400 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RPG/400
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK.

RPG/400 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RPG/400
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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 -18 3 £225 -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - -
Newport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

RPG/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RPG/400 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/400.

1 11 (100.00%) RPG
1 11 (100.00%) RPG IV
2 10 (90.91%) AS400
3 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 9 (81.82%) iSeries
4 6 (54.55%) DB2
5 5 (45.45%) IBM
6 4 (36.36%) MQSeries
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
7 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) Internet
7 3 (27.27%) ERwin
7 3 (27.27%) Six Sigma
7 3 (27.27%) UNIX
7 3 (27.27%) Linux
7 3 (27.27%) DSDM
7 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
7 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 3 (27.27%) SWIFT
7 3 (27.27%) Misys Midas
7 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
7 3 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
8 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
8 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development

RPG/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RPG/400 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/400. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) MQSeries
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) ERwin
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) AS400 Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) RPG Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior AS400 Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) AS400
2 9 (81.82%) iSeries
3 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
4 3 (27.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Six Sigma
2 3 (27.27%) DSDM
2 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
2 3 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Web Application Development
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) RPG
1 11 (100.00%) RPG IV
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix