The table below looks at the statistics for RPG 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 over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM RPG
Rank - 116 109
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.27% 0.085%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.88% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £356
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
RPG
England

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
901 795 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.78% 31.12% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 475 450
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 35
Median hourly rate £30.75 £31.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.32 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

RPG
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

RPG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RPG
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 across the West Midlands region.

RPG Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RPG
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 across the West Midlands region.

RPG Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands