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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
England / South East
Rank - 260 259
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.034% 0.051%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £275 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- -62.02%

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
2555 2945 3327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.68% 33.80% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1586 1945 1871
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 £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 109 123
Median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) AS400
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
5 2 (33.33%) COBOL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) ERP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) AS400 Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) RPG Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Developer
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards