The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank - 144 143
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.21% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.57% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £376
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -
RPG
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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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1190 1233 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.99% 37.80% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 803 714
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 103 51
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.12 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.70 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £53.27 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the South West