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 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
UK
Rank 562 582 574
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing RPG 29 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 10
Median daily rate £313 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £428
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 across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18589 19644 19392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.84% 38.36% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12827 13351 12708
Median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 482 410
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.54 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG within the UK over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

RPG Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 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 28 February 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 -5 26 £313 +13.63% 6
London -4 9 £413 +10.00% 1
West Midlands +6 5 £325 +18.18%
Birmingham -2 4 £325 +18.18%
Taunton - 4 £290 -
South West - 4 £290 -
Somerset - 4 £290 -
North West - 3 £300 - 4
Manchester - 3 £300 - 2
North East - 2 £275 -
East Midlands +1 1 £200 -27.27%
City of London -2 1 £325 +18.18%
Leeds - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for RPG.

1 58 (80.56%) AS400
2 35 (48.61%) RPG IV
3 22 (30.56%) SQL
4 20 (27.78%) iSeries
5 18 (25.00%) DB2
6 15 (20.83%) Banking
7 11 (15.28%) Finance
8 9 (12.50%) RPG/400
9 8 (11.11%) JD Edwards
10 7 (9.72%) Change Management
10 7 (9.72%) MQSeries
10 7 (9.72%) EDI
11 6 (8.33%) JDE World
12 5 (6.94%) SWIFT
12 5 (6.94%) Feature Driven Development
12 5 (6.94%) JIRA
12 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (5.56%) ERP
13 4 (5.56%) C#
13 4 (5.56%) CA
13 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (5.56%) Scrum
13 4 (5.56%) QA
13 4 (5.56%) SDLC
14 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
14 3 (4.17%) General Ledger
14 3 (4.17%) Misys Equation
14 3 (4.17%) Misys
14 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
14 3 (4.17%) COBOL

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 7 (9.72%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) JDE World
2 3 (4.17%) Misys Equation
3 1 (1.39%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Synon
General
1 15 (20.83%) Banking
2 11 (15.28%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (61.11%) Developer
2 33 (45.83%) RPG Developer
3 30 (41.67%) AS400 Developer
4 16 (22.22%) Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) Programmer
6 10 (13.89%) RPG Programmer
7 7 (9.72%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (9.72%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 5 (6.94%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) AS400 Programmer
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Agile Developer
10 3 (4.17%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 3 (4.17%) COBOL Developer
10 3 (4.17%) SQL Developer
11 2 (2.78%) Applications Support Analyst
11 2 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
11 2 (2.78%) EDI Analyst
11 2 (2.78%) Senior AS400 Developer
11 2 (2.78%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 58 (80.56%) AS400
2 20 (27.78%) iSeries
3 5 (6.94%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.72%) Change Management
2 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (6.94%) Feature Driven Development
3 4 (5.56%) ERP
3 4 (5.56%) Scrum
3 4 (5.56%) SDLC
3 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 3 (4.17%) Migration
4 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
5 2 (2.78%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.78%) Logistics
5 2 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (2.78%) System Testing
6 1 (1.39%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.39%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL
6 1 (1.39%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (1.39%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) RPG IV
2 22 (30.56%) SQL
3 9 (12.50%) RPG/400
4 4 (5.56%) C#
5 3 (4.17%) COBOL
6 2 (2.78%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) JD Edwards
2 4 (5.56%) CA
3 3 (4.17%) Misys
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) JDA
5 1 (1.39%) Microgen
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