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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 386 394 396
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing RPG 33 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.095% 0.061%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 4
Average daily rate
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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 £375 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
10137 11141 10500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.69% 43.97% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7161 7945 7318
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 63 90 146
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.23 £59.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
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 1 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 +25 9 £425 -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (74.47%) AS400
2 26 (55.32%) iSeries
3 23 (48.94%) RPG IV
4 18 (38.30%) Banking
5 17 (36.17%) SQL
6 8 (17.02%) FTP
7 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.89%) RPG/400
8 6 (12.77%) Derivative
9 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
9 5 (10.64%) .NET
9 5 (10.64%) Market Risk
10 4 (8.51%) BPCS
10 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
10 4 (8.51%) Validation
10 4 (8.51%) International Banking
11 3 (6.38%) MQSeries
11 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.38%) HTML
11 3 (6.38%) XML
11 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Load Testing
12 2 (4.26%) System Testing
12 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (4.26%) ITIL
12 2 (4.26%) PVCS
12 2 (4.26%) Web Services
12 2 (4.26%) UML
12 2 (4.26%) OO

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (6.38%) MQSeries
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) FTP
2 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) PVCS
1 2 (4.26%) Rational Rose
1 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (38.30%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.51%) International Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Developer
2 20 (42.55%) Analyst
3 15 (31.91%) AS400 Developer
4 13 (27.66%) RPG Developer
5 11 (23.40%) Programmer
6 9 (19.15%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (12.77%) RPG Programmer
7 6 (12.77%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
9 4 (8.51%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
11 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
11 2 (4.26%) Systems Programmer
11 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (4.26%) Project Analyst
11 2 (4.26%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (4.26%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
12 1 (2.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 1 (2.13%) C# Application Developer
12 1 (2.13%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) Middleware
3 2 (4.26%) WinForms
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (74.47%) AS400
2 26 (55.32%) iSeries
3 6 (12.77%) Derivative
4 5 (10.64%) Market Risk
5 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.51%) Validation
2 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
2 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (4.26%) System Testing
3 2 (4.26%) OOD
3 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL
3 2 (4.26%) UML
3 2 (4.26%) OO
3 2 (4.26%) Load Testing
4 1 (2.13%) EAI
4 1 (2.13%) PDM
4 1 (2.13%) Information Management
4 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.13%) Project Management
4 1 (2.13%) Change Management
4 1 (2.13%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) RPG IV
2 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) RPG/400
4 2 (4.26%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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