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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
UK / England
Rank 555 567 578
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11  
Contract jobs citing RPG 30 48 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.098% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 5
Median daily rate £325 £294 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +6.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -35.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17199 18829 18063
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11862 12983 11839
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 448 384
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
London +18 11 £450 +20.00% 2
North West - 6 £306 - 1
West Midlands +11 5 £325 +18.18% 1
South West +4 2 £330 +10.00%
East Midlands -9 2 £200 -27.27%
North East -10 2 £275 -38.88%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
RPG
UK

RPG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for RPG.

1 38 (74.51%) AS400
2 34 (66.67%) RPG IV
3 19 (37.25%) SQL
4 17 (33.33%) iSeries
5 14 (27.45%) DB2
6 13 (25.49%) Banking
7 7 (13.73%) Finance
8 5 (9.80%) MQSeries
8 5 (9.80%) Java
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.80%) RPG/400
9 4 (7.84%) SWIFT
9 4 (7.84%) QA
9 4 (7.84%) C#
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 4 (7.84%) CA
10 3 (5.88%) COBOL
10 3 (5.88%) Misys
10 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.88%) Misys Equation
10 3 (5.88%) SDLC
11 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.92%) EDI
11 2 (3.92%) ERP
11 2 (3.92%) OS/400
11 2 (3.92%) FTP
11 2 (3.92%) IBM
11 2 (3.92%) Synon
11 2 (3.92%) JD Edwards

RPG
Top Related 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 5 (9.80%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Misys Equation
2 1 (1.96%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Synon
General
1 13 (25.49%) Banking
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (70.59%) Developer
2 25 (49.02%) RPG Developer
3 22 (43.14%) AS400 Developer
4 10 (19.61%) Analyst
4 10 (19.61%) Programmer
5 9 (17.65%) RPG Programmer
6 7 (13.73%) Analyst Programmer
6 7 (13.73%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.88%) Agile Developer
7 3 (5.88%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.88%) AS400 Programmer
7 3 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Designer
8 2 (3.92%) EDI Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
9 1 (1.96%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (1.96%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.96%) Java Programmer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 38 (74.51%) AS400
2 17 (33.33%) iSeries
3 4 (7.84%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) OS/400
2 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (7.84%) Scrum
2 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 3 (5.88%) SDLC
4 2 (3.92%) Change Management
4 2 (3.92%) ERP
4 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
5 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.96%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.96%) High Availability
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.96%) Process Improvement
5 1 (1.96%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (1.96%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (1.96%) System Testing
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (1.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (66.67%) RPG IV
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) RPG/400
4 4 (7.84%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) CA
2 3 (5.88%) Misys
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) IFS
4 1 (1.96%) JDA
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) SAP