The table below looks at the statistics for RPG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
Wales / South Wales
Rank 47 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing RPG 2 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.41% 1.96% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 4.37% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £300 £313 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £295
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
208 229 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 43.06% 44.99% 49.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 182 177
Median daily rate £423 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £244 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.61 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £27.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing RPG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

RPG
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG across the South Wales region.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

RPG
Top 7 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 across the South Wales region with a requirement for RPG.

1 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) RPG/400
3 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) iPad

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) RPG Developer
2 5 (71.43%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
1 2 (28.57%) RPG/400
1 2 (28.57%) SQL