The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for RPG IV skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
London / City of London
Rank 150 149 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.034% 0.061% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.070% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £381 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.75% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +11.36% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

RPG IV is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1435 1523 2199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.30% 46.59% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1287 1770
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing RPG IV as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for RPG IV in the City of London

RPG IV
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RPG IV in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG IV in the City of London

RPG IV
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG IV in the City of London

RPG IV
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV 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 City of London region with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 1 (100.00%) RPG
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
1 1 (100.00%) SWIFT
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) AS400 Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
1 1 (100.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) RPG
1 1 (100.00%) SQL