Period
to 16 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 16 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 782 782
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -60
Contract jobs citing RPG 50 63 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.064% 0.071%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 33
England median daily rate £420 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.91%
10th Percentile £296 £252 £223
90th Percentile £508 £488 £539
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £41.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £43.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50

RPG is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 38271 39543 40050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.97% 40.37% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26797 27461 27485
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £285 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 842 897
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £16.31 £14.27 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RPG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in England

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in England

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RPG in England

RPG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in England

RPG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the England region over the 6 months to 16 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 32 £433 -0.57%
East of England - 7 £325 -
Midlands +41 6 £300 -7.69% 1
West Midlands +35 5 £275 -15.38%
South East +7 5 £525 +100.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
RPG
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 England region with a requirement for RPG.

1 24 (48.00%) iSeries
2 21 (42.00%) AS400
3 20 (40.00%) RPG IV
4 14 (28.00%) IBM
5 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.00%) SQL
6 12 (24.00%) DB2
7 10 (20.00%) Banking
7 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
8 9 (18.00%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (18.00%) Finance
9 7 (14.00%) JD Edwards
9 7 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (12.00%) Java
11 5 (10.00%) XML
12 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
12 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (8.00%) SDLC
12 4 (8.00%) Code Optimisation
12 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
12 4 (8.00%) ITIL
12 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
12 4 (8.00%) Runbook
13 3 (6.00%) Windows
13 3 (6.00%) OS/400

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JDE World
2 2 (4.00%) Misys Equation
3 1 (2.00%) BPCS
3 1 (2.00%) NetSuite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) FTP
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) DB2
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Synon
General
1 10 (20.00%) Banking
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Automotive
6 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Developer
2 15 (30.00%) Analyst
3 12 (24.00%) RPG Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) JDE Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Data Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Operations Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) AS400 Developer
7 3 (6.00%) AS400 Support
7 3 (6.00%) Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) RPG Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) XML
2 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) FIXML
3 1 (2.00%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) iSeries
2 21 (42.00%) AS400
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Derivative
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.00%) Eurex
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) OS/400
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 10 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.00%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (18.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 7 (14.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Code Optimisation
5 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.00%) Runbook
5 4 (8.00%) SDLC
6 3 (6.00%) ERP
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) RPG IV
2 12 (24.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) R
5 1 (2.00%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) CBAP
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
1 2 (4.00%) IIBA
1 2 (4.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) IBM
2 7 (14.00%) JD Edwards
3 3 (6.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Misys
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) IFS
5 1 (2.00%) OpenLink
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) QAD
5 1 (2.00%) TIBCO