The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 261 273 233
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -40
Contract jobs citing RPG 3 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.034% 0.052% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.095% 0.15% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £250 - £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £200 £376
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -46.80%
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3158 3347 2903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.65% 35.00% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1958 2106 1581
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 97
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.50 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.75 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing RPG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG across the South East region.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG across the South East region.

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

RPG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Kent - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 South East region with a requirement for RPG.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) VB
1 3 (60.00%) RPG IV
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) AS400
2 2 (40.00%) iSeries
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) RPG Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) AS400 Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
1 2 (40.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) RPG IV
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP