The table below looks at the statistics for RPG IV skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RPG IV 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 IV (ILE RPG)
Rank - 121 -
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.040% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £376
% change year-on-year
- -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -
RPG IV
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1037 732 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.86% 29.35% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 440 441
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 27
Median hourly rate £39.60 £30.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% +48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.92 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

RPG IV
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

RPG IV Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RPG IV
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

RPG IV Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RPG IV
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV across the West Midlands region.

RPG IV Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands