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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 607 607 562
Rank change year-on-year
0 -45
Contract jobs citing RPG 40 52 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.24% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 22
Median daily rate £325 £325 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £425
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 - - -

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
21629 21916 20715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.01% 38.10% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14833 14722 13118
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 495 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £63.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 30 August 2016.

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 18 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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 32 £338 -3.57% 6
London -10 22 £350 -20.00%
South East +16 6 £263 -37.00% 2
Scotland +11 5 £300 -7.69%
Wales +19 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £313 -
Leeds - 3 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £313 -
Kent - 3 £263 - 1
Cardiff - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 - -
West Malling - 2 £263 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Strathclyde - 2 £270 -
Glasgow +12 1 £300 -7.69%
Brentford - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 2

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 56 (73.68%) AS400
2 32 (42.11%) SQL
3 25 (32.89%) iSeries
4 18 (23.68%) RPG IV
5 11 (14.47%) JD Edwards
5 11 (14.47%) DB2
6 9 (11.84%) Finance
7 8 (10.53%) Manufacturing
7 8 (10.53%) ERP
7 8 (10.53%) RPG/400
8 6 (7.89%) EDI
8 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.89%) Banking
8 6 (7.89%) JDE World
9 5 (6.58%) IBM
9 5 (6.58%) Java
10 4 (5.26%) SAP
10 4 (5.26%) ITIL
10 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.26%) OS/400
10 4 (5.26%) BPCS
10 4 (5.26%) Retail
10 4 (5.26%) Change Management
10 4 (5.26%) Feature Driven Development
11 3 (3.95%) SDLC
11 3 (3.95%) Migration
11 3 (3.95%) Logistics
11 3 (3.95%) Misys Midas
11 3 (3.95%) SAX
11 3 (3.95%) SQL Server

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 2 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) JDE World
2 4 (5.26%) BPCS
3 3 (3.95%) Misys Midas
4 2 (2.63%) Markit EDM
4 2 (2.63%) SAP CRM
4 2 (2.63%) Unica
5 1 (1.32%) INSURE/90
5 1 (1.32%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) SAN
1 1 (1.32%) SSL
1 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.63%) DTS
3 2 (2.63%) QlikView
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) PVCS
2 1 (1.32%) Synon
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (52.63%) Developer
2 35 (46.05%) RPG Developer
3 28 (36.84%) AS400 Developer
4 21 (27.63%) Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Programmer
6 7 (9.21%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (7.89%) RPG Programmer
8 5 (6.58%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 4 (5.26%) AS400 Support
9 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.95%) AS400 Programmer
10 3 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Applications Support
11 2 (2.63%) JDE Developer
11 2 (2.63%) TOGAF Architect
11 2 (2.63%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) EDI
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) SAX
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
2 3 (3.95%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) CGI
3 2 (2.63%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 56 (73.68%) AS400
2 25 (32.89%) iSeries
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) iPad
3 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) LPAR
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) OS/400
2 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.53%) ERP
2 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (5.26%) Change Management
3 4 (5.26%) Feature Driven Development
3 4 (5.26%) ITIL
4 3 (3.95%) Logistics
4 3 (3.95%) Migration
4 3 (3.95%) SDLC
5 2 (2.63%) ArchiMate
5 2 (2.63%) Business Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Data Virtualisation
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.63%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Project Management
5 2 (2.63%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (2.63%) Requirements Management
5 2 (2.63%) Scrum
5 2 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) SQL
2 18 (23.68%) RPG IV
3 8 (10.53%) RPG/400
4 5 (6.58%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) COBOL
5 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) GMP
2 1 (1.32%) MiFID
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) JD Edwards
2 5 (6.58%) IBM
3 4 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) Calypso
4 2 (2.63%) Cognos
4 2 (2.63%) Informatica
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.63%) Pega
4 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.63%) Tableau
5 1 (1.32%) IFS
5 1 (1.32%) Infor
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.32%) SunGard
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