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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank 616 606 558
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -48
Contract jobs citing RPG 39 48 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.084% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.22% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 15
Median daily rate £325 £325 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £474 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £376
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
21866 21807 21252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.11% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15062 14809 13683
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 528 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £17.22 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.41 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 September 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 17 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 September 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 +11 33 £350 - 10
London +1 23 £420 -20.75% 1
South East +20 5 £263 -37.00% 3
Scotland +6 5 £300 -7.69%
Yorkshire - 5 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £313 -
City of London - 3 £448 -
Leeds - 3 £313 -
Strathclyde - 2 £270 -
West Malling - 2 £263 -
Kent - 2 £263 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Wales +21 1 - -
Glasgow +12 1 £300 -7.69%
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 61 (78.21%) AS400
2 30 (38.46%) SQL
3 24 (30.77%) iSeries
4 16 (20.51%) RPG IV
5 12 (15.38%) JD Edwards
5 12 (15.38%) DB2
6 10 (12.82%) Finance
7 8 (10.26%) ERP
7 8 (10.26%) RPG/400
8 7 (8.97%) JDE World
8 7 (8.97%) Banking
9 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.69%) EDI
9 6 (7.69%) IBM
10 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
10 5 (6.41%) Feature Driven Development
11 4 (5.13%) Change Management
11 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.13%) Java
11 4 (5.13%) BPCS
11 4 (5.13%) MQSeries
12 3 (3.85%) .NET
12 3 (3.85%) ITIL
12 3 (3.85%) Logistics
12 3 (3.85%) General Ledger
12 3 (3.85%) System Testing
12 3 (3.85%) Misys Midas
12 3 (3.85%) QA
12 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (3.85%) SDLC

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 4 (5.13%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) JDE World
2 4 (5.13%) BPCS
3 3 (3.85%) Misys Midas
4 2 (2.56%) Markit EDM
5 1 (1.28%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) DB2
2 2 (2.56%) QlikView
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) PVCS
2 1 (1.28%) Synon
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.85%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (51.28%) Developer
2 34 (43.59%) RPG Developer
3 29 (37.18%) AS400 Developer
4 24 (30.77%) Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Programmer
6 7 (8.97%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (6.41%) RPG Programmer
8 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 3 (3.85%) AS400 Programmer
10 2 (2.56%) AS400 Support
10 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.56%) JDE Analyst Programmer
10 2 (2.56%) JDE Consultant
10 2 (2.56%) Payments Business Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) TOGAF Architect
10 2 (2.56%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) EDI
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) SAX
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 61 (78.21%) AS400
2 24 (30.77%) iSeries
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.56%) iPad
4 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) LPAR
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) OS/400
2 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.26%) ERP
2 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.41%) Feature Driven Development
4 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (5.13%) Change Management
5 3 (3.85%) ITIL
5 3 (3.85%) Logistics
5 3 (3.85%) SDLC
5 3 (3.85%) System Testing
6 2 (2.56%) ArchiMate
6 2 (2.56%) Business Analysis
6 2 (2.56%) Cash Management
6 2 (2.56%) Data Virtualisation
6 2 (2.56%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Modelling
6 2 (2.56%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (2.56%) Requirements Management
6 2 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (2.56%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.46%) SQL
2 16 (20.51%) RPG IV
3 8 (10.26%) RPG/400
4 4 (5.13%) Java
5 2 (2.56%) COBOL
5 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) GMP
2 1 (1.28%) MiFID
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) JD Edwards
2 6 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (2.56%) Calypso
3 2 (2.56%) Cognos
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.56%) Pega
3 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.56%) Tableau
4 1 (1.28%) HP
4 1 (1.28%) Microgen
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.28%) SAP
4 1 (1.28%) SunGard
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