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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 579 594 577
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing RPG 29 25 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.049% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Median daily rate £420 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £356
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +46.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
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
18938 19857 19704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.83% 39.07% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13116 13631 13535
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 513 405
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 0 16 £435 -17.92% 2
South East - 6 £300 - 1
South West +12 4 - - 4
East Midlands -10 2 £300 -
North West - 2 £330 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 53 (88.33%) AS400
2 24 (40.00%) RPG IV
3 23 (38.33%) SQL
4 18 (30.00%) iSeries
5 10 (16.67%) Finance
5 10 (16.67%) DB2
6 9 (15.00%) JD Edwards
6 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.67%) Banking
8 6 (10.00%) EDI
8 6 (10.00%) ERP
9 5 (8.33%) MQSeries
9 5 (8.33%) JDE World
9 5 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (8.33%) RPG/400
10 4 (6.67%) QA
10 4 (6.67%) BPCS
10 4 (6.67%) Scrum
11 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (5.00%) .NET
11 3 (5.00%) Java
11 3 (5.00%) Misys
11 3 (5.00%) General Ledger
11 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (5.00%) Misys Equation
12 2 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
12 2 (3.33%) JIRA
12 2 (3.33%) System Testing
12 2 (3.33%) Retail
12 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis

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 5 (8.33%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JDE World
2 4 (6.67%) BPCS
3 3 (5.00%) Misys Equation
4 1 (1.67%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) PVCS
2 1 (1.67%) Synon
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) Developer
2 30 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
3 27 (45.00%) RPG Developer
4 15 (25.00%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Programmer
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) AS400 Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (3.33%) JDE Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) JDE Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) RPG Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) EDI
2 3 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 53 (88.33%) AS400
2 18 (30.00%) iSeries
3 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) FMCG
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) OS/400
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.00%) ERP
3 5 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
4 4 (6.67%) Scrum
5 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) Logistics
6 2 (3.33%) Migration
6 2 (3.33%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) System Testing
6 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.67%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.67%) Change Management
7 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL
7 1 (1.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) RPG IV
2 23 (38.33%) SQL
3 5 (8.33%) RPG/400
4 3 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) COBOL
5 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) GMP
2 1 (1.67%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) JD Edwards
2 3 (5.00%) Misys
3 2 (3.33%) Cognos
3 2 (3.33%) IBM
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Microgen
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) SunGard
London
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