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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 192 202 193
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing RPG 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
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£375 £419 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -1.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £389 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.84% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £30.00
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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
2515 2883 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.58% 42.41% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 2234 1930
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £75.03 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Banking
2 12 (75.00%) RPG IV
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 10 (62.50%) iSeries
5 7 (43.75%) AS400
6 6 (37.50%) FTP
6 6 (37.50%) IBM
7 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) Derivative
8 4 (25.00%) International Banking
8 4 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Replication
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) SunGard
9 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
9 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
10 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 2 (12.50%) RPG/400
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (12.50%) Misys Midas
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (12.50%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) FTP
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (81.25%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) International Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst Programmer
2 5 (31.25%) Programmer
2 5 (31.25%) RPG Programmer
2 5 (31.25%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.25%) RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) iSeries
2 7 (43.75%) AS400
3 4 (25.00%) Derivative
3 4 (25.00%) Replication
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
2 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) RPG IV
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) RPG/400
4 2 (12.50%) C
5 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) SunGard
3 2 (12.50%) Misys
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft