The first table below looks at the demand for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 - 102 100
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.055% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.17% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
737 590 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.99% 32.21% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 308 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
RPG
England

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG across the West Midlands region.

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RPG
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham - - - -
Solihull - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) iSeries
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
1 2 (50.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle