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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 207 192 222
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs citing RPG 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.046% 0.080% 0.025%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.20% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2740 2559 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.45% 41.06% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 2001 2138
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £30.34 £47.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +86.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £16.69 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
RPG
London

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 18 April 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 6 (60.00%) iSeries
2 3 (30.00%) AS400
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (20.00%) OOD
3 2 (20.00%) Rational Rose
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) DB2
3 2 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) WinForms
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Loan IQ
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) Physics
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Loan IQ
1 1 (10.00%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Rational Rose
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) RPG Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) RPG Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) WinForms
1 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) iSeries
2 3 (30.00%) AS400
2 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) OOD
1 2 (20.00%) UML
1 2 (20.00%) OO
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) System Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) IBM