Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 580 593
Rank change year-on-year -29 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 15 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.032% 0.022% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.067% 0.048% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
London median daily rate £500 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +29.23% -23.53%
10th Percentile £410 £410 £303
90th Percentile £575 £430 £538
England median daily rate £428 £306 £313
% change year-on-year +39.59% -2.00% -16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +46.55%

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 22,332 18,750 19,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.35% 45.51% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,143 14,004 14,353
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £305
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 123 133
London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £29.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +34.95% +2.21%
10th Percentile £18.25 £16.57 £14.00
90th Percentile £56.63 £65.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG IV in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

RPG IV
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
South London - 3 £500 -
Central London -27 1 - -
RPG IV
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV 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 London region with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 15 (100.00%) RPG
2 13 (86.67%) iSeries
3 12 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (73.33%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (73.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) DB2
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) AS400
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) Eurex
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) RPG/400
7 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
7 1 (6.67%) R
7 1 (6.67%) Finance
7 1 (6.67%) C#
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (6.67%) Misys Equation
7 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) OS/400

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Synon
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) RPG Developer
3 1 (6.67%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) iSeries
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) AS400
3 1 (6.67%) Eurex
3 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
1 12 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
2 11 (73.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) RPG
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) R
3 1 (6.67%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Misys
2 1 (6.67%) TIBCO