The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 410 414 415
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing RPG 17 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.044% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.10% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Median daily rate £435 £325 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.84% -43.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £356
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
RPG
England

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

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9810 10000 10067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.61% 44.32% 42.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7355 7508 7696
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 70 49
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.23 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.13% +7.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.12 £16.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £54.20
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 London

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in London

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in London

RPG
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG across the London region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

RPG Daily Rate Histogram in London

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in London

RPG
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the London region over the 3 months to 8 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
City of London - 3 £448 -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 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 London region with a requirement for RPG.

1 34 (89.47%) AS400
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 16 (42.11%) iSeries
4 13 (34.21%) RPG IV
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) DB2
6 8 (21.05%) Banking
7 7 (18.42%) JD Edwards
8 6 (15.79%) EDI
8 6 (15.79%) RPG/400
9 5 (13.16%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (13.16%) JDE World
9 5 (13.16%) MQSeries
10 4 (10.53%) QA
11 3 (7.89%) Misys Equation
11 3 (7.89%) General Ledger
11 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.89%) Misys
11 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
12 2 (5.26%) System Testing
12 2 (5.26%) SWIFT
12 2 (5.26%) Logistics
12 2 (5.26%) SaaS
12 2 (5.26%) SDLC
12 2 (5.26%) Regulatory Compliance
12 2 (5.26%) IBM
12 2 (5.26%) Cognos
12 2 (5.26%) ERP
12 2 (5.26%) Web Services
12 2 (5.26%) Oracle

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in 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 5 (13.16%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JDE World
2 3 (7.89%) Misys Equation
3 1 (2.63%) BPCS
3 1 (2.63%) Misys Midas
3 1 (2.63%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) PVCS
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Developer
2 17 (44.74%) AS400 Developer
3 16 (42.11%) RPG Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) JDE Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) JDE Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Process Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Programmer
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.63%) AS400 Programmer
9 1 (2.63%) EDI Business Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Logistics Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Retail Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) EDI
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (89.47%) AS400
2 16 (42.11%) iSeries
3 2 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.26%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) FMCG
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
3 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.26%) Change Management
3 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) ERP
3 2 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) Logistics
3 2 (5.26%) Migration
3 2 (5.26%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) SDLC
3 2 (5.26%) System Testing
4 1 (2.63%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.63%) Release Management
4 1 (2.63%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.63%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) RPG IV
3 6 (15.79%) RPG/400
4 2 (5.26%) Java
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) GMP
2 1 (2.63%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) JD Edwards
2 3 (7.89%) Misys
3 2 (5.26%) Cognos
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Microgen
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) SunGard