The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 602 575 540
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -35
Contract jobs citing RPG 26 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 18
Median daily rate £350 £325 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £204 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £200 £376
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -46.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
RPG
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19802 19781 18151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.70% 38.34% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13704 13534 11838
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 400 376
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing RPG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in England

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG across the England region.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in England

RPG
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG across the England region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

RPG Daily Rate Histogram in England

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG across the England region.

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in England

RPG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the England region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 22 £350 -26.31% 1
South East +12 3 £250 -
North West - 1 - - 1
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for RPG.

1 39 (66.10%) AS400
2 32 (54.24%) SQL
3 27 (45.76%) iSeries
4 19 (32.20%) RPG IV
5 9 (15.25%) Banking
6 8 (13.56%) Java
6 8 (13.56%) RPG/400
7 6 (10.17%) SAP
7 6 (10.17%) ERP
7 6 (10.17%) Retail
7 6 (10.17%) Finance
8 5 (8.47%) Migration
8 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
8 5 (8.47%) XML
9 4 (6.78%) CRM
9 4 (6.78%) DTS
9 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.78%) SAX
9 4 (6.78%) Informatica
9 4 (6.78%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (6.78%) SAP CRM
9 4 (6.78%) SAP XI
9 4 (6.78%) Unica
9 4 (6.78%) Data Quality
10 3 (5.08%) INSURE/90
10 3 (5.08%) Pega
10 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
10 3 (5.08%) Misys Equation

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (3.39%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SAP CRM
1 4 (6.78%) Unica
2 3 (5.08%) INSURE/90
2 3 (5.08%) Misys Equation
2 3 (5.08%) Misys Midas
3 2 (3.39%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.69%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.78%) DTS
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.08%) DB2
4 2 (3.39%) QlikView
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
General
1 9 (15.25%) Banking
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Developer
2 29 (49.15%) RPG Developer
3 26 (44.07%) AS400 Developer
4 12 (20.34%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Programmer
6 6 (10.17%) AS400 Support
7 4 (6.78%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.78%) RPG Programmer
8 3 (5.08%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (5.08%) AS400 Programmer
8 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Systems Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Integration Developer
9 2 (3.39%) JDE Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Payments Business Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.39%) TOGAF Architect
9 2 (3.39%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) XML
2 4 (6.78%) SAP XI
2 4 (6.78%) SAX
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) .NET
4 2 (3.39%) CGI
4 2 (3.39%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (66.10%) AS400
2 27 (45.76%) iSeries
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.39%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.69%) FMCG
4 1 (1.69%) LPAR
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) OS/400
2 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.17%) ERP
2 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.47%) Migration
3 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (6.78%) CRM
4 3 (5.08%) Project Management
5 2 (3.39%) ArchiMate
5 2 (3.39%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Cash Management
5 2 (3.39%) Data Virtualisation
5 2 (3.39%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Modelling
5 2 (3.39%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Requirements Management
5 2 (3.39%) Scrum
5 2 (3.39%) SDLC
5 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.39%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) RPG IV
3 8 (13.56%) Java
3 8 (13.56%) RPG/400
4 3 (5.08%) VB
5 2 (3.39%) COBOL
5 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) MiFID
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) SAP
2 4 (6.78%) Informatica
3 3 (5.08%) IBM
3 3 (5.08%) Misys
3 3 (5.08%) Pega
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.39%) Calypso
4 2 (3.39%) Cognos
4 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.39%) Tableau
5 1 (1.69%) IFS
5 1 (1.69%) Infor
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.69%) SunGard