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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
England / London
Rank 390 389 406
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Contract jobs citing RPG 7 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.14% 0.047%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.080% 0.34% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £484 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
8788 9007 9124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.36% 42.01% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6566 6686 6746
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% +4.41%
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 £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 45
Median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.62 £18.56 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 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
City of London -4 1 £325 +18.18%
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for RPG.

1 25 (92.59%) AS400
2 15 (55.56%) iSeries
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) RPG IV
4 11 (40.74%) DB2
5 9 (33.33%) Banking
6 8 (29.63%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
8 5 (18.52%) JD Edwards
8 5 (18.52%) EDI
8 5 (18.52%) Feature Driven Development
8 5 (18.52%) RPG/400
8 5 (18.52%) JDE World
8 5 (18.52%) SWIFT
9 4 (14.81%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) QA
10 3 (11.11%) Misys
10 3 (11.11%) Misys Equation
10 3 (11.11%) General Ledger
10 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 2 (7.41%) System Testing
11 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (7.41%) HP
11 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (7.41%) IBM
11 2 (7.41%) Change Management
11 2 (7.41%) Migration
11 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
11 2 (7.41%) Logistics

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 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) JDE World
2 3 (11.11%) Misys Equation
3 1 (3.70%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) DB2
General
1 9 (33.33%) Banking
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Private Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) AS400 Developer
3 8 (29.63%) RPG Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Programmer
8 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (7.41%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Consultant
8 2 (7.41%) JDE Consultant
8 2 (7.41%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 2 (7.41%) RPG Programmer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior AS400 Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Technical Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Computer Operator
9 1 (3.70%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (92.59%) AS400
2 15 (55.56%) iSeries
3 5 (18.52%) SWIFT
4 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Feature Driven Development
2 4 (14.81%) SDLC
3 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Logistics
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) System Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (3.70%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) RPG IV
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) RPG/400
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) JD Edwards
2 3 (11.11%) Misys
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Microgen
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