The table below looks at the statistics for RPG/400 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG/400 over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG/400
Rank 614 650 630
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -20
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.035% 0.009% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £420 £205 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.87% -39.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £205 £338
% change year-on-year
+34.14% -39.25%
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
20189 21209 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.73% 38.62% 37.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13843 14483 14416
Median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 539 420
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 £16.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%

RPG/400
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RPG/400 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

RPG/400 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RPG/400
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK.

RPG/400 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RPG/400
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

RPG/400 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RPG/400
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK.

RPG/400 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RPG/400
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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
London - 5 £448 -
England - 5 £448 - 1
South Wales +5 2 £275 +34.14%
Wales -2 2 £275 +34.14%
City of London - 2 £448 -
Cardiff - 2 £275 -

RPG/400
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400 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/400.

1 8 (100.00%) RPG
1 8 (100.00%) AS400
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) RPG IV
4 4 (50.00%) iSeries
5 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) DB2
6 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
7 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (12.50%) IBM
7 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Microgen
7 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (12.50%) iPad
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing

RPG/400
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 (25.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) RPG Developer
3 3 (37.50%) AS400 Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (12.50%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Programmer
5 1 (12.50%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) AS400
2 4 (50.00%) iSeries
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) RPG
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) RPG IV
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microgen