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 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
UK / England
Rank 551 554 568
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing RPG 24 49 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.10% 0.048%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 9
Median daily rate £300 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £388 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.02%
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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
16842 18473 18050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.71% 38.67% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11698 12684 11999
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 461 394
Median hourly rate £42.24 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.88 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.16 £45.00
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 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -7 7 £350 -6.66% 1
West Midlands +6 5 £325 +18.18% 1
South West - 4 £290 -
North West - 3 £300 - 4
North East - 2 £275 -
East Midlands +3 1 £200 -27.27%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 49 (84.48%) AS400
2 33 (56.90%) RPG IV
3 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 20 (34.48%) iSeries
4 18 (31.03%) DB2
5 11 (18.97%) Finance
5 11 (18.97%) Banking
6 7 (12.07%) JD Edwards
6 7 (12.07%) MQSeries
6 7 (12.07%) EDI
6 7 (12.07%) RPG/400
7 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.62%) SWIFT
7 5 (8.62%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (8.62%) JDE World
8 4 (6.90%) QA
8 4 (6.90%) SDLC
8 4 (6.90%) ERP
8 4 (6.90%) C#
8 4 (6.90%) CA
8 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.90%) Scrum
9 3 (5.17%) General Ledger
9 3 (5.17%) Misys Equation
9 3 (5.17%) Misys
9 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.17%) COBOL
9 3 (5.17%) Migration
9 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.45%) System Testing

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 7 (12.07%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) JDE World
2 3 (5.17%) Misys Equation
3 1 (1.72%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Synon
General
1 11 (18.97%) Banking
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Developer
2 24 (41.38%) AS400 Developer
3 21 (36.21%) RPG Developer
4 15 (25.86%) Analyst
5 9 (15.52%) Programmer
6 8 (13.79%) RPG Programmer
7 6 (10.34%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (10.34%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 5 (8.62%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) AS400 Programmer
9 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Agile Developer
10 3 (5.17%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 3 (5.17%) COBOL Developer
10 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
11 2 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
11 2 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
11 2 (3.45%) EDI Analyst
11 2 (3.45%) Senior AS400 Developer
11 2 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 49 (84.48%) AS400
2 20 (34.48%) iSeries
3 5 (8.62%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (8.62%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (6.90%) ERP
2 4 (6.90%) Scrum
2 4 (6.90%) SDLC
2 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
3 3 (5.17%) Migration
3 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
4 2 (3.45%) Change Management
4 2 (3.45%) Data Analysis
4 2 (3.45%) Logistics
4 2 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (3.45%) System Testing
5 1 (1.72%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.72%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL
5 1 (1.72%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) RPG IV
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) RPG/400
4 4 (6.90%) C#
5 3 (5.17%) COBOL
6 2 (3.45%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) JD Edwards
2 4 (6.90%) CA
3 3 (5.17%) Misys
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Microgen
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