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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM RPG
Rank 377 400 406
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Contract jobs citing RPG 34 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.100% 0.060%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 4
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£425 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £320 £416
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
9902 11055 10630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.57% 44.05% 39.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6996 7840 7394
Average daily rate £428 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
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 87 150
Average hourly rate £31.99 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.50 £16.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.50 £50.00
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 20 August 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 +42 11 £425 - 1
RPG
England

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 33 (66.00%) AS400
2 25 (50.00%) iSeries
3 21 (42.00%) RPG IV
4 18 (36.00%) SQL
4 18 (36.00%) Banking
5 10 (20.00%) .NET
6 8 (16.00%) FTP
7 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.00%) RPG/400
8 6 (12.00%) Derivative
9 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
9 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.00%) UML
9 5 (10.00%) Market Risk
10 4 (8.00%) International Banking
10 4 (8.00%) Load Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (8.00%) OO
10 4 (8.00%) BPCS
10 4 (8.00%) Web Services
10 4 (8.00%) XML
10 4 (8.00%) C#
10 4 (8.00%) HTML
10 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.00%) IIS
10 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
10 4 (8.00%) OOD
10 4 (8.00%) Rational Rose
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) BPCS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) FTP
2 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Rational Rose
1 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) PVCS
General
1 18 (36.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.00%) International Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Developer
2 23 (46.00%) Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) AS400 Developer
4 12 (24.00%) RPG Developer
5 11 (22.00%) Programmer
6 9 (18.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (16.00%) Business Analyst
8 6 (12.00%) RPG Programmer
8 6 (12.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 6 (12.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
10 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
11 2 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
11 2 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (4.00%) Project Analyst
11 2 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (4.00%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
12 1 (2.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 1 (2.00%) UML Business Analyst
12 1 (2.00%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) WinForms
2 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (66.00%) AS400
2 25 (50.00%) iSeries
3 6 (12.00%) Derivative
4 5 (10.00%) Market Risk
5 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) UNIX
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) UML
2 4 (8.00%) OO
2 4 (8.00%) Load Testing
2 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (8.00%) OOD
2 4 (8.00%) Validation
3 3 (6.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.00%) System Testing
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (2.00%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) EAI
5 1 (2.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.00%) Information Management
5 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) RPG IV
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) RPG/400
4 4 (8.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle
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