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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 413 406 403
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing RPG 18 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.068% 0.070%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Median daily rate £450 £405 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £318 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £538 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
RPG
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
9474 9184 9445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.72% 41.47% 41.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7218 6663 7014
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 67 64
Median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £52.19 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +30 1 - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 41 (83.67%) AS400
2 20 (40.82%) iSeries
3 16 (32.65%) Banking
4 13 (26.53%) Misys Equation
4 13 (26.53%) SQL
4 13 (26.53%) Misys
5 7 (14.29%) RPG IV
6 4 (8.16%) SAX
7 3 (6.12%) Finance
7 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (6.12%) Pega
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
7 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) DB2
8 2 (4.08%) XML
8 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.08%) CGI
8 2 (4.08%) Calypso
8 2 (4.08%) Apache
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Modelling
8 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (4.08%) Cash Management
8 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
8 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (4.08%) QlikView
8 2 (4.08%) Release Management
8 2 (4.08%) Misys Midas

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 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Misys Equation
2 2 (4.08%) Markit EDM
2 2 (4.08%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
1 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) QlikView
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (32.65%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
3 1 (2.04%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Developer
1 39 (79.59%) RPG Developer
2 36 (73.47%) AS400 Developer
3 4 (8.16%) AS400 Programmer
3 4 (8.16%) Programmer
3 4 (8.16%) RPG Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) RPG Analyst Programmer
5 2 (4.08%) Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) TOGAF Architect
5 2 (4.08%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) SAX
2 2 (4.08%) CGI
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (83.67%) AS400
2 20 (40.82%) iSeries
3 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.04%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.12%) Change Management
1 3 (6.12%) Project Management
2 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (4.08%) ArchiMate
2 2 (4.08%) Business Analysis
2 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.08%) Cash Management
2 2 (4.08%) Data Virtualisation
2 2 (4.08%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Modelling
2 2 (4.08%) Release Management
2 2 (4.08%) Requirements Management
2 2 (4.08%) Scrum
2 2 (4.08%) SDLC
2 2 (4.08%) TOGAF
2 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
2 2 (4.08%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Dependency Management
3 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) RPG IV
3 1 (2.04%) COBOL
3 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Misys
2 3 (6.12%) Pega
2 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.08%) Calypso
3 2 (4.08%) Tableau
4 1 (2.04%) IFS