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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 189 216 214
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs citing RPG 10 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.014% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.031% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£413 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2506 3227 3087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.48% 44.52% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 2491 2376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
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 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £44.50 £51.30 £41.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.90 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.12 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 August 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 9 (69.23%) AS400
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) RPG IV
3 6 (46.15%) iSeries
3 6 (46.15%) FTP
4 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) International Banking
6 3 (23.08%) Derivative
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Market Risk
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) RPG/400
8 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.69%) Degree
8 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (7.69%) C#
8 1 (7.69%) HTML
8 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (7.69%) .NET
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
8 1 (7.69%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) FTP
2 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Rational Rose
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) International Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Analyst Programmer
3 5 (38.46%) Programmer
3 5 (38.46%) RPG Programmer
3 5 (38.46%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) RPG Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
6 1 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) AS400 Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) WinForms
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) AS400
2 6 (46.15%) iSeries
3 3 (23.08%) Derivative
4 2 (15.38%) Market Risk
5 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Information Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) RPG IV
2 2 (15.38%) RPG/400
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft