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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
London / City of London
Rank 152 150 185
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +35
Contract jobs citing RPG 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.032% 0.079%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.070% 0.070% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £275 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- -62.02%

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
1421 1428 2287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 48.07% 45.26% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1195 1883
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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 17 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 3 (75.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) iSeries
3 2 (50.00%) RPG/400
3 2 (50.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (25.00%) Microgen
4 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (25.00%) DB2

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 3 (75.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) RPG Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 2 (50.00%) iSeries
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) RPG IV
2 2 (50.00%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microgen