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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 582 610 578
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -32
Contract jobs citing RPG 38 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 12
Median daily rate £300 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £514 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £356
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +46.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%

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
20212 21407 21602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.67% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 14566 14616
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 554 421
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
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 3 December 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 19 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 3 December 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 +10 29 £420 +29.23% 10
London -9 16 £435 -17.92% 2
South Wales +3 7 £288 -8.00%
Wales -14 7 £288 -8.00%
South East - 6 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £300 - 1
South West +13 4 - - 4
Bristol - 4 - -
City of London - 3 £448 -
Cardiff +10 2 £275 -31.25%
East Midlands -4 2 £300 -
North West - 2 £330 - 1
Leicester - 2 £300 -
Leicestershire - 2 £300 -
Liverpool - 2 £330 -
Merseyside - 2 £330 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 67 (88.16%) AS400
2 26 (34.21%) RPG IV
3 25 (32.89%) SQL
4 21 (27.63%) iSeries
5 15 (19.74%) JD Edwards
6 10 (13.16%) DB2
6 10 (13.16%) Finance
7 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.53%) JDE World
8 8 (10.53%) ERP
9 7 (9.21%) RPG/400
9 7 (9.21%) Banking
9 7 (9.21%) JIRA
10 6 (7.89%) Change Management
10 6 (7.89%) EDI
11 5 (6.58%) IBM
11 5 (6.58%) MQSeries
11 5 (6.58%) Feature Driven Development
12 4 (5.26%) QA
12 4 (5.26%) BPCS
12 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
12 4 (5.26%) Scrum
13 3 (3.95%) .NET
13 3 (3.95%) Java
13 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
13 3 (3.95%) Misys
13 3 (3.95%) Test Scripting
13 3 (3.95%) Misys Equation
13 3 (3.95%) General Ledger
14 2 (2.63%) Regulatory Compliance

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 (6.58%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.53%) JDE World
2 4 (5.26%) BPCS
3 3 (3.95%) Misys Equation
4 1 (1.32%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) DB2
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) PVCS
2 1 (1.32%) Synon
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (56.58%) Developer
2 38 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
3 37 (48.68%) RPG Developer
4 20 (26.32%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Programmer
5 7 (9.21%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) RPG Programmer
7 4 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) JDE Developer
8 3 (3.95%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) AS400 Programmer
9 2 (2.63%) JDE Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.63%) Payments Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) EDI
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 67 (88.16%) AS400
2 21 (27.63%) iSeries
3 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) iPad
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) OS/400
2 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.53%) ERP
3 6 (7.89%) Change Management
4 5 (6.58%) Feature Driven Development
5 4 (5.26%) Scrum
6 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.95%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.63%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.63%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (2.63%) Logistics
7 2 (2.63%) Migration
7 2 (2.63%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.63%) System Testing
7 2 (2.63%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.32%) Automation Testing
8 1 (1.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.32%) Process Improvement
8 1 (1.32%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.21%) RPG IV
2 25 (32.89%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) RPG/400
4 3 (3.95%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) COBOL
5 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.32%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) GMP
2 1 (1.32%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) JD Edwards
2 5 (6.58%) IBM
3 3 (3.95%) Misys
4 2 (2.63%) Cognos
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.32%) HP
5 1 (1.32%) Microgen
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) SAP
5 1 (1.32%) SunGard
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