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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
England / South West
Rank 125 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RPG 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £290 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £250 £295
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.43%

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
1000 1152 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.70% 39.85% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 761 714
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 76 71
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.17 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +18.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £56.53 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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

RPG
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
Somerset - 4 £290 - 3
Bristol - 1 - -
RPG
England

RPG
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 West region with a requirement for RPG.

1 8 (100.00%) RPG IV
2 6 (75.00%) AS400
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Migration

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) RPG Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) RPG Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) RPG IV