The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for RPG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG over the 3 months to 30 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.

IBM RPG
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 89 95
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6  
Contract jobs citing RPG 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 1.04% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £200 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -35.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £438
% change year-on-year +9.09% -37.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 647 480 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 42.59% 29.11% 35.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 308 354
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £11.00 £18.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £39.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the East Midlands

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RPG in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in the East Midlands

RPG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for RPG.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL
3 2 (50.00%) iSeries
3 2 (50.00%) AS400
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) Synon
3 2 (50.00%) JD Edwards
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Synon
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) RPG Developer
2 2 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Programmer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) RPG Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Synon Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
1 2 (50.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) JD Edwards