Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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/400
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 849 864
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -48
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.015% 0.015% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
England median daily rate £313 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.83% +28.33% -20.11%
UK median daily rate £313 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -10.71% +16.67% -20.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

RPG/400 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 39942 39529 40557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.13% 40.53% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28155 27378 27763
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 747 822 957
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.56 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

RPG/400
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RPG/400 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG/400 in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RPG/400 in England

RPG/400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Midlands - 3 - -
London -13 2 £425 +10.39%
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £200 -
RPG/400
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (100.00%) RPG
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) AS400
3 4 (66.67%) iSeries
4 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (50.00%) Synon
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) RPG III
5 2 (33.33%) R
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
6 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (16.67%) COBOL
6 1 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) Retail
6 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Tableau
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Change Control
6 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Proactive Management
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

RPG/400
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Synon
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) RPG Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Synon Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) AS400
1 4 (66.67%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Proactive Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) RPG
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
4 2 (33.33%) R
4 2 (33.33%) RPG III
5 1 (16.67%) COBOL
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Python
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau