The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RPG 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
RPG
West Midlands

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

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
251 237 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.77% 29.12% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 167 152
Median daily rate £360 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £26.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £28.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing RPG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

RPG
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RPG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for RPG.

1 5 (100.00%) AS400
1 5 (100.00%) INSURE/90
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
1 5 (100.00%) RPG/400
1 5 (100.00%) RPG IV
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 5 (100.00%) INSURE/90
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) AS400 Developer
2 4 (80.00%) RPG Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) AS400
1 5 (100.00%) iSeries
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) RPG IV
1 5 (100.00%) RPG/400
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy