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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
England / London
Rank 399 388 393
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing RPG 4 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.045% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £295
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.43%

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
8833 9053 8849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.48% 43.29% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6580 6678 6658
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 73 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £17.12 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 27 (96.43%) AS400
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) iSeries
4 10 (35.71%) RPG IV
5 9 (32.14%) DB2
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
7 6 (21.43%) Banking
7 6 (21.43%) RPG/400
8 5 (17.86%) Feature Driven Development
8 5 (17.86%) JDE World
8 5 (17.86%) MQSeries
8 5 (17.86%) EDI
8 5 (17.86%) JD Edwards
9 3 (10.71%) Misys
9 3 (10.71%) General Ledger
9 3 (10.71%) Misys Equation
9 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
10 2 (7.14%) System Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (7.14%) Migration
10 2 (7.14%) Logistics
10 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
10 2 (7.14%) SDLC
10 2 (7.14%) QA
10 2 (7.14%) IBM
10 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
10 2 (7.14%) Change Management
11 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
11 1 (3.57%) Management Information System

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 (17.86%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JDE World
2 3 (10.71%) Misys Equation
3 1 (3.57%) BPCS
3 1 (3.57%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) PVCS
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Private Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 14 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
3 12 (42.86%) RPG Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) JDE Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Programmer
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
8 1 (3.57%) AS400 Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Computer Operator
8 1 (3.57%) DB2 Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Logistics Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) RPG Programmer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior AS400 Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) EDI
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (96.43%) AS400
2 12 (42.86%) iSeries
3 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Logistics
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) SDLC
3 2 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.57%) Release Management
4 1 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.57%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) RPG IV
3 6 (21.43%) RPG/400
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) JD Edwards
2 3 (10.71%) Misys
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Microgen