Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for RPG IV skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG IV over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 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 IV (ILE RPG)
England > London
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 573 589
Rank change year-on-year -49 +16 -15
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 4 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.009% 0.020% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.018% 0.043% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
London median daily rate - £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.32% -20.83%
England median daily rate £388 £313 £281
% change year-on-year +24.00% +11.11% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +36.36% -

RPG IV 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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22,361 18,487 19,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.40% 45.71% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,076 13,784 14,224
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £307
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 121 121
London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £26.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +67.17% -9.24%
10th Percentile £17.64 £18.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.44% +5.81% +10.71%

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG IV in London

RPG IV
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG IV in London

RPG IV
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG IV in London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 4 (100.00%) RPG
1 4 (100.00%) iSeries
1 4 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 4 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) TIBCO

RPG IV
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO