The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank - 134 126
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.035% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.13% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-26.56% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -
RPG
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
619 779 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.80% 27.60% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 478 377
Average daily rate £400 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.27% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £32.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire