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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 610 581
Rank change year-on-year +32 -29  
Contract jobs citing RPG 12 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.055% 0.080%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.066% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 16
Median daily rate £344 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +16.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £250
% change year-on-year - +30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding 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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18059 19340 19592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.96% 39.04% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12418 13514 13302
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 410 403
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.38 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.35 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RPG in England

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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

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +24 4 - - 1
London -5 3 £433 -3.88% 1
West Midlands +26 2 - - 1
North West +24 1 £363 - 2
East of England - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
RPG
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 27 (64.29%) AS400
2 25 (59.52%) RPG IV
3 17 (40.48%) SQL
4 16 (38.10%) DB2
5 13 (30.95%) iSeries
6 10 (23.81%) Banking
7 7 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (14.29%) Java
9 5 (11.90%) IBM
9 5 (11.90%) CA
10 4 (9.52%) C#
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL
10 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
10 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (9.52%) Code Optimisation
11 3 (7.14%) SDLC
11 3 (7.14%) RPG/400
11 3 (7.14%) QA
11 3 (7.14%) SWIFT
12 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.76%) EDI
12 2 (4.76%) ERP
12 2 (4.76%) OS/400
12 2 (4.76%) Synon
12 2 (4.76%) Oracle
13 1 (2.38%) HP
13 1 (2.38%) JDA

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Synon
General
1 10 (23.81%) Banking
2 7 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Programmer
3 12 (28.57%) RPG Developer
4 11 (26.19%) RPG Programmer
5 9 (21.43%) Analyst Programmer
5 9 (21.43%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 6 (14.29%) AS400 Developer
7 4 (9.52%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 4 (9.52%) AS400 Programmer
7 4 (9.52%) Data Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Operations Support Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) AS400 Support
9 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Designer
9 2 (4.76%) EDI Analyst
10 1 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) EDI
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (64.29%) AS400
2 13 (30.95%) iSeries
3 3 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) OS/400
2 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.52%) Code Optimisation
1 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (9.52%) ITIL
1 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (7.14%) SDLC
3 2 (4.76%) ERP
3 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.38%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (2.38%) Change Management
4 1 (2.38%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) RPG IV
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) RPG/400
6 1 (2.38%) COBOL
6 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) CA
1 5 (11.90%) IBM
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) IFS
3 1 (2.38%) JDA
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
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