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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 199 209 198
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing RPG 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.028% 0.047%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.067% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -18.75%
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
2530 3006 2495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.45% 42.28% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2037 2341 1954
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.75 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £56.25 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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 (76.47%) SQL
1 13 (76.47%) Banking
2 12 (70.59%) iSeries
3 11 (64.71%) RPG IV
4 8 (47.06%) AS400
5 7 (41.18%) Derivative
6 6 (35.29%) FTP
7 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) IBM
8 4 (23.53%) International Banking
8 4 (23.53%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (23.53%) Java
8 4 (23.53%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Replication
8 4 (23.53%) SunGard
9 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Market Risk
10 2 (11.76%) RPG/400
11 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
11 1 (5.88%) System Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
11 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
11 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
11 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
11 1 (5.88%) Misys Midas
11 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (5.88%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (5.88%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) FTP
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (76.47%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) International Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Analyst Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) RPG Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 4 (23.53%) Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) RPG Developer
6 1 (5.88%) AS400 Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) iSeries
2 8 (47.06%) AS400
3 7 (41.18%) Derivative
4 4 (23.53%) Replication
5 2 (11.76%) Market Risk
6 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) System Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) RPG IV
3 4 (23.53%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) RPG/400
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) COBOL
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) SunGard
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Misys