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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 615 579 575
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -4
Contract jobs citing RPG 33 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.088% 0.076%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 16
Median daily rate £325 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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
20690 20418 19661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.49% 37.62% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14249 13515 12990
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 419 459
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

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 26 May 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 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 26 May 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 -21 25 £338 -1.45% 8
London -5 18 £450 +11.11% 3
Wales +11 5 £225 -50.00%
South Wales +4 5 £225 -50.00%
Cardiff -7 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands +8 2 £300 -25.00% 1
Scotland -15 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £300 -
Nottingham - 2 £300 -
City of London +36 1 - -
Glasgow -1 1 - - 2
South West -12 1 £300 +42.85% 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 £450 -
Somerset - 1 £300 -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Warwick - 1 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £450 -
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Bath - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £288 -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 65 (75.58%) AS400
2 38 (44.19%) SQL
3 36 (41.86%) iSeries
4 30 (34.88%) RPG IV
5 16 (18.60%) Banking
6 13 (15.12%) Misys
6 13 (15.12%) Misys Equation
7 11 (12.79%) RPG/400
8 7 (8.14%) Change Management
8 7 (8.14%) Finance
8 7 (8.14%) Migration
8 7 (8.14%) Java
8 7 (8.14%) DB2
9 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (6.98%) INSURE/90
9 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
10 5 (5.81%) SAP
10 5 (5.81%) XML
10 5 (5.81%) ITIL
10 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (4.65%) Unica
11 4 (4.65%) Retail
11 4 (4.65%) Data Quality
11 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (4.65%) Informatica
11 4 (4.65%) CRM
11 4 (4.65%) DTS
11 4 (4.65%) Project Management
11 4 (4.65%) SAX

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 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Misys Equation
2 6 (6.98%) INSURE/90
3 4 (4.65%) SAP CRM
3 4 (4.65%) Unica
4 2 (2.33%) Markit EDM
4 2 (2.33%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) FTP
2 1 (1.16%) SAN
2 1 (1.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) DB2
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.65%) DTS
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) QlikView
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (18.60%) Banking
2 7 (8.14%) Finance
3 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (1.16%) Back Office
6 1 (1.16%) Front Office
6 1 (1.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (73.26%) Developer
2 59 (68.60%) RPG Developer
3 50 (58.14%) AS400 Developer
4 15 (17.44%) Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Programmer
6 7 (8.14%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (8.14%) RPG Programmer
7 6 (6.98%) Analyst Programmer
8 5 (5.81%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.81%) AS400 Support
9 4 (4.65%) AS400 Programmer
9 4 (4.65%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 3 (3.49%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
10 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Systems Developer
11 2 (2.33%) Consultant
11 2 (2.33%) Integration Developer
11 2 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.33%) TOGAF Architect
11 2 (2.33%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) XML
2 4 (4.65%) SAP XI
2 4 (4.65%) SAX
3 3 (3.49%) HTML
4 2 (2.33%) CGI
5 1 (1.16%) .NET
5 1 (1.16%) EDI
5 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 65 (75.58%) AS400
2 36 (41.86%) iSeries
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) iPad
4 2 (2.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.33%) OS/400
2 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.14%) Change Management
1 7 (8.14%) Migration
2 5 (5.81%) ITIL
3 4 (4.65%) CRM
3 4 (4.65%) Project Management
3 4 (4.65%) SDLC
4 3 (3.49%) ERP
5 2 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.33%) Cash Management
5 2 (2.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Modelling
5 2 (2.33%) Release Management
5 2 (2.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (2.33%) Scrum
5 2 (2.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (2.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.19%) SQL
2 30 (34.88%) RPG IV
3 11 (12.79%) RPG/400
4 7 (8.14%) Java
5 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (1.16%) COBOL
6 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Misys
2 5 (5.81%) SAP
3 4 (4.65%) Informatica
4 3 (3.49%) IBM
4 3 (3.49%) Pega
4 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.33%) Calypso
5 2 (2.33%) Remedy
5 2 (2.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.16%) IFS
6 1 (1.16%) Infor
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