The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
UK
Rank 557 569 578
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs citing RPG 24 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.097% 0.075%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
Median daily rate £300 £275 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £400 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £295
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.43%
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 across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
17872 19566 19305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.57% 38.54% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12194 13257 12938
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 519 414
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.66 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.39 £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

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RPG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG within the UK.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RPG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG within the UK.

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RPG
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +26 22 £300 +9.09% 4
South East +18 6 £300 +9.09%
Milton Keynes - 6 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £300 -
South West - 5 £290 - 3
Taunton - 4 £290 - 1
Somerset - 4 £290 - 3
West Midlands 0 3 - -
London -11 3 - -
East Midlands +5 2 £300 -
Birmingham -2 2 - -
North East -17 2 £275 -
North West - 2 £306 - 1
Leicester - 2 £300 -
Leicestershire - 2 £300 -
Manchester - 2 £306 -
South Wales +7 1 £300 -4.00%
Wales -6 1 £300 -4.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for RPG.

1 62 (87.32%) AS400
2 32 (45.07%) RPG IV
3 22 (30.99%) SQL
4 17 (23.94%) iSeries
5 13 (18.31%) DB2
6 10 (14.08%) JD Edwards
6 10 (14.08%) Finance
7 8 (11.27%) RPG/400
8 7 (9.86%) JDE World
8 7 (9.86%) Banking
8 7 (9.86%) Change Management
8 7 (9.86%) EDI
9 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.04%) MQSeries
10 5 (7.04%) Feature Driven Development
10 5 (7.04%) JIRA
11 4 (5.63%) ERP
11 4 (5.63%) BPCS
11 4 (5.63%) IBM
11 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.63%) Scrum
12 3 (4.23%) Migration
12 3 (4.23%) General Ledger
12 3 (4.23%) Misys
12 3 (4.23%) CA
12 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.23%) C#
12 3 (4.23%) Misys Equation
12 3 (4.23%) Unit Testing
13 2 (2.82%) SWIFT

RPG
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.04%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) JDE World
2 4 (5.63%) BPCS
3 3 (4.23%) Misys Equation
4 1 (1.41%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) PVCS
2 1 (1.41%) Synon
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) Developer
2 32 (45.07%) AS400 Developer
3 31 (43.66%) RPG Developer
4 18 (25.35%) Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Programmer
6 8 (11.27%) RPG Programmer
7 6 (8.45%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (8.45%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 6 (8.45%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Agile Developer
9 3 (4.23%) AS400 Programmer
9 3 (4.23%) Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Designer
9 3 (4.23%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Applications Support
10 2 (2.82%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) EDI Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) JDE Consultant
10 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) EDI
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 62 (87.32%) AS400
2 17 (23.94%) iSeries
3 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.82%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) iPad
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.86%) Change Management
2 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.04%) Feature Driven Development
4 4 (5.63%) ERP
4 4 (5.63%) Scrum
4 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.23%) Migration
5 3 (4.23%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.82%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.82%) Logistics
6 2 (2.82%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (2.82%) SDLC
6 2 (2.82%) System Testing
6 2 (2.82%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.41%) High Availability
7 1 (1.41%) Process Improvement
7 1 (1.41%) Release Management
7 1 (1.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.07%) RPG IV
2 22 (30.99%) SQL
3 8 (11.27%) RPG/400
4 3 (4.23%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) COBOL
5 2 (2.82%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) JD Edwards
2 4 (5.63%) IBM
3 3 (4.23%) CA
3 3 (4.23%) Misys
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) Microgen