The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 City of London 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 189 216 206
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Contract jobs citing RPG 6 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.028% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.064% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 8
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£413 £650 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.53% +55.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £650 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £650 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £275 £378
% change year-on-year
+36.72% -27.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2433 3141 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.18% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1888 2412 2315
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 25
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 22 July 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) iSeries
3 4 (44.44%) AS400
4 3 (33.33%) Derivative
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Market Risk
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) RPG IV
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) IIS
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) WinForms
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (22.22%) OOD
5 2 (22.22%) Rational Rose
6 1 (11.11%) FTP
6 1 (11.11%) Information Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Rose
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) RPG Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (11.11%) RPG Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) WinForms
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) iSeries
2 4 (44.44%) AS400
3 3 (33.33%) Derivative
4 2 (22.22%) Market Risk
4 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
1 2 (22.22%) System Testing
1 2 (22.22%) UML
1 2 (22.22%) OO
1 2 (22.22%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) Information Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) RPG IV
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft