The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 398 369 420
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +51
Contract jobs citing RPG 14 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.093% 0.011%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.23% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Average daily rate £450 £488 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +31.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £388 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £565 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9782 8774 10499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.43% 40.61% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7143 6354 7145
Average daily rate £425 £450 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 100 118
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £48.56 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
RPG
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 3 £450 - 1
Romford - - - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (32.50%) RPG IV
2 12 (30.00%) iSeries
2 12 (30.00%) BPCS
2 12 (30.00%) AS400
3 9 (22.50%) .NET
3 9 (22.50%) ERP
4 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (12.50%) SQL
5 5 (12.50%) XML
6 4 (10.00%) UML
6 4 (10.00%) DB2
6 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
6 4 (10.00%) SunGard
6 4 (10.00%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (10.00%) Degree
7 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.50%) Banking
7 3 (7.50%) WinForms
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) IBM
7 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.50%) IIS
7 3 (7.50%) Web Services
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (7.50%) C#
7 3 (7.50%) OO
7 3 (7.50%) OOD
7 3 (7.50%) Rational Rose

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (7.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (30.00%) BPCS
2 4 (10.00%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (2.50%) Loan IQ
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) DB2
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.50%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Programmer
3 13 (32.50%) Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) RPG Developer
5 7 (17.50%) RPG Programmer
5 7 (17.50%) Analyst Programmer
6 6 (15.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 2 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) C# Application Developer
10 1 (2.50%) .NET Applications Developer
10 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (2.50%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) WinForms
3 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) iSeries
1 12 (30.00%) AS400
2 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) Physics
3 1 (2.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ERP
2 4 (10.00%) UML
3 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) OO
3 3 (7.50%) OOD
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.50%) System Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Workflow
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) Document Management
5 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) RPG IV
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.50%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) SunGard
2 3 (7.50%) IBM
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle