The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 379 386 365
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -21
Contract jobs citing RPG 20 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.12% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 8
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£513 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £575 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.84% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £30.00
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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
9804 9722 8833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.89% 40.48% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7480 7009 6325
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 85 120
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RPG across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the London region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Uxbridge - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RPG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RPG.

1 45 (83.33%) RPG IV
2 38 (70.37%) AS400
3 32 (59.26%) iSeries
4 24 (44.44%) Banking
5 18 (33.33%) SQL
6 12 (22.22%) IBM
7 11 (20.37%) Java
8 9 (16.67%) Derivative
9 8 (14.81%) FTP
10 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
10 7 (12.96%) SunGard
10 7 (12.96%) Replication
10 7 (12.96%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (11.11%) RPG/400
11 6 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
12 5 (9.26%) Finance
13 4 (7.41%) International Banking
14 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
14 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
14 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
15 2 (3.70%) C
15 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
15 2 (3.70%) XML
15 2 (3.70%) Windows
15 2 (3.70%) Cognos
15 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (3.70%) OS/400
15 2 (3.70%) Misys
15 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RPG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RPG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (3.70%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (3.70%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) FTP
2 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) DB2
General
1 24 (44.44%) Banking
2 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) International Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (66.67%) Developer
2 22 (40.74%) AS400 Developer
3 20 (37.04%) RPG Developer
4 12 (22.22%) Programmer
4 12 (22.22%) Analyst
5 9 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 7 (12.96%) RPG Programmer
7 6 (11.11%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 4 (7.41%) Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
10 2 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Systems Programmer
11 1 (1.85%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
11 1 (1.85%) AS400 Support
11 1 (1.85%) Business Analyst
11 1 (1.85%) Applications Support Specialist
11 1 (1.85%) Support Specialist
11 1 (1.85%) Applications Support
11 1 (1.85%) Applications Specialist
11 1 (1.85%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) XML
1 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) FpML
2 1 (1.85%) Java SE
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (70.37%) AS400
2 32 (59.26%) iSeries
3 9 (16.67%) Derivative
4 7 (12.96%) Replication
5 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
1 2 (3.70%) OS/400
1 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
2 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
3 2 (3.70%) Project Management
3 2 (3.70%) Change Management
3 2 (3.70%) PDM
4 1 (1.85%) Information Management
4 1 (1.85%) Data Analysis
4 1 (1.85%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.85%) Integration Testing
4 1 (1.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.85%) System Testing
4 1 (1.85%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (83.33%) RPG IV
2 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) Java
4 6 (11.11%) RPG/400
5 2 (3.70%) C
6 1 (1.85%) COBOL
6 1 (1.85%) Python
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) IBM
2 7 (12.96%) SunGard
3 2 (3.70%) Cognos
3 2 (3.70%) Misys
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft