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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 168 194 207
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +13
Contract jobs citing RPG 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.030% 0.10% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.062% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £210 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
RPG
London

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
1623 2518 2480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.67% 43.03% 41.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 2079 1944
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 11
Median hourly rate £53.00 £24.23 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.73% -11.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.72 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £54.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing RPG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 15 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for RPG.

1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
1 1 (50.00%) AS400 Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) RPG Developer
1 1 (50.00%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
1 2 (100.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL