The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RPG/400 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG/400 over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG/400
UK / England
Rank 580 609 602
Rank change year-on-year +29 -7  
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.017% 0.043% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +15.90% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RPG/400 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 17200 18759 17992
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11858 12925 11809
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 397 451 385
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
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/400
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RPG/400 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for RPG/400 in England

RPG/400
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RPG/400 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG/400 in England

RPG/400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG/400 in England

RPG/400
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/400 within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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
West Midlands +2 1 £325 +18.18%
London - 1 £375 - 1
North West - 1 £313 -
RPG/400
UK

RPG/400
Top 29 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400 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/400.

1 5 (100.00%) RPG
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) iSeries
3 3 (60.00%) RPG IV
3 3 (60.00%) AS400
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) DB2
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) AIX
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
5 1 (20.00%) ERP
5 1 (20.00%) OS/400
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) IFS
5 1 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

RPG/400
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 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) RPG Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) iSeries
2 3 (60.00%) AS400
3 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) RPG
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) IFS
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP