The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 72 73 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -30
Contract jobs citing RPG 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.37% 0.12% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 0.32% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £220
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
402 311 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 50.12% 37.56% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 212 89
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.88 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% -20.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.73 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG across the Wales region.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in Wales

RPG
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

RPG Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

RPG
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 June 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
South Wales -4 3 £450 -
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) AS400
2 4 (80.00%) COBOL
2 4 (80.00%) DB2
2 4 (80.00%) MS Project
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) OS/400
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) TestDirector
2 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Project
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Applications Support
1 4 (80.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
2 4 (80.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) OS/400
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) UML
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) COBOL
1 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) RPG/400
2 1 (20.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft