Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for RPG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

IBM RPG
London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 243 287
Rank change year-on-year +8 +44 +16
Contract jobs citing RPG 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.015% 0.015% 0.062%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.031% 0.030% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median daily rate £325 - £475
London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

RPG 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 3278 3291 4917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.07% 47.78% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2643 2807 3997
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £309
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
London median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 31
City of London median hourly rate £26.42 £19.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.03% -21.58% -11.89%
10th Percentile £19.73 £17.83 £17.50
90th Percentile £38.05 £54.60 £52.50
London median hourly rate £40.00 £28.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +39.42% +14.76% -16.67%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing RPG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the City of London

RPG
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in the City of London

RPG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for 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%) RPG IV
1 1 (100.00%) SWIFT
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

RPG
Co-occurring 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 IV
1 1 (100.00%) SQL