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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG/400
Rank 588 568 559
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.019% 0.010% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 - -
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
20685 19299 18387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.70% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14073 12258 11255
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 443 559 731
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 £16.00 £14.29 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 8 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 24 December 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 -26 4 £225 -
London - - - -
Newport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

RPG/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) RPG
1 15 (100.00%) RPG IV
2 14 (93.33%) AS400
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) iSeries
4 6 (40.00%) DB2
5 5 (33.33%) FTP
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
6 4 (26.67%) MQSeries
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (20.00%) Misys Midas
7 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) SWIFT
7 3 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) UNIX
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) DSDM
7 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) ERwin
7 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma

RPG/400
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (26.67%) MQSeries
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) FTP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) ERwin
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) AS400 Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Programmer
5 3 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (20.00%) RPG Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (13.33%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (6.67%) RPG Programmer
7 1 (6.67%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior AS400 Developer
7 1 (6.67%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) AS400
2 12 (80.00%) iSeries
3 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
4 3 (20.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) DSDM
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) RPG
1 15 (100.00%) RPG IV
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix