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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM RPG
Rank 395 390 403
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing RPG 17 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 11
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£475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
-44.14% +25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10065 9851 10721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.36% 41.30% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7357 7024 7574
Average daily rate £450 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 103
Average hourly rate £29.15 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £16.55 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £49.80 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 2015. 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 -8 3 £475 +11.76%
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 26 (78.79%) AS400
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) DB2
4 9 (27.27%) RPG IV
5 6 (18.18%) OS/400
5 6 (18.18%) Misys
5 6 (18.18%) Misys Equation
5 6 (18.18%) iSeries
6 5 (15.15%) SunGard GMI
6 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) Derivative
6 5 (15.15%) Replication
6 5 (15.15%) SunGard
6 5 (15.15%) IBM
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (15.15%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Banking
7 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
7 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Change Management
9 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) Retail
9 1 (3.03%) ODBC
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL
9 1 (3.03%) ERP
9 1 (3.03%) Test Planning

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Misys Equation
2 5 (15.15%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) AS400 Developer
3 10 (30.30%) RPG Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) DB2 Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (9.09%) Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) DB2 Developer
8 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (78.79%) AS400
2 6 (18.18%) iSeries
3 5 (15.15%) Replication
3 5 (15.15%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
1 5 (15.15%) Change Data Capture
1 5 (15.15%) SDLC
2 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) ERP
4 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.03%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) RPG IV
3 5 (15.15%) Java
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Misys
2 5 (15.15%) SunGard
2 5 (15.15%) IBM