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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 387 415 395
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Contract jobs citing RPG 33 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.076% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £402 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
10172 10931 10384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.53% 43.49% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7298 7805 7252
Average daily rate £425 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 64 91 136
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £59.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
City of London +35 8 £400 -
Uxbridge - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (78.43%) AS400
2 31 (60.78%) RPG IV
3 30 (58.82%) iSeries
4 19 (37.25%) SQL
4 19 (37.25%) Banking
5 8 (15.69%) FTP
6 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
6 7 (13.73%) Derivative
6 7 (13.73%) RPG/400
7 6 (11.76%) Investment Banking
8 5 (9.80%) Market Risk
9 4 (7.84%) International Banking
9 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
9 4 (7.84%) Validation
9 4 (7.84%) BPCS
10 3 (5.88%) Java
10 3 (5.88%) Middleware
10 3 (5.88%) XML
10 3 (5.88%) MQSeries
10 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
11 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Change Management
11 2 (3.92%) PDM
11 2 (3.92%) ITIL
11 2 (3.92%) .NET
11 2 (3.92%) HTML
11 2 (3.92%) PVCS
11 2 (3.92%) Project Management
11 2 (3.92%) OS/400

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (5.88%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) FTP
2 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) PVCS
2 1 (1.96%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (37.25%) Banking
2 6 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.84%) International Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (62.75%) Developer
2 21 (41.18%) Analyst
3 19 (37.25%) AS400 Developer
4 17 (33.33%) RPG Developer
5 16 (31.37%) Programmer
6 13 (25.49%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (15.69%) RPG Programmer
8 7 (13.73%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.92%) Systems Programmer
10 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Project Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.96%) Business Systems Analyst
11 1 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
11 1 (1.96%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.96%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.96%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Middleware
1 3 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) FpML
3 1 (1.96%) JDBC
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) WinForms
3 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (78.43%) AS400
2 30 (58.82%) iSeries
3 7 (13.73%) Derivative
4 5 (9.80%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) OS/400
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.84%) Validation
2 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
3 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (3.92%) Change Management
3 2 (3.92%) PDM
3 2 (3.92%) ITIL
3 2 (3.92%) Project Management
4 1 (1.96%) UML
4 1 (1.96%) OO
4 1 (1.96%) EAI
4 1 (1.96%) OOD
4 1 (1.96%) Information Management
4 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
4 1 (1.96%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (1.96%) Load Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.96%) System Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) RPG IV
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 7 (13.73%) RPG/400
4 3 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) IBM
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle