The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 180 195 184
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing RPG 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.078% 0.086% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.20% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Average daily rate
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£343 £469 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.93% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
-30.39% +16.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2316 2529 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.09% 43.60% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1901 1897 1827
Average daily rate £475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 33
Average hourly rate £27.37 £41.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £27.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £147.50 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
1 8 (80.00%) iSeries
2 6 (60.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) RPG IV
4 4 (40.00%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (40.00%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (40.00%) SunGard
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Derivative
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Misys Midas
6 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (20.00%) Misys
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Cognos
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (20.00%) Misys Midas
3 1 (10.00%) JDE World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) JDE Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) iSeries
2 4 (40.00%) Replication
2 4 (40.00%) Derivative
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) RPG IV
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) COBOL
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) SunGard
3 2 (20.00%) Misys
3 2 (20.00%) Cognos
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards