Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 602 617
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 -13
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 7 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.036% 0.025%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.030% 0.073% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
London median daily rate £525 £500 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +47.06% +4.62%
10th Percentile £470 £410 £271
90th Percentile £545 £575 £414
England median daily rate £365 £513 £330
% change year-on-year -28.78% +55.30% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 23,251 21,793 19,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.35% 48.36% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,687 16,424 14,814
London median daily rate £525 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £663 £631
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 136 110
London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.67 £33.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.37% +10.49% +32.73%
10th Percentile £18.18 £17.88 £14.58
90th Percentile £62.81 £51.00 £68.75
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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

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 October 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
Central London -16 3 £525 -
RPG IV
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (100.00%) RPG
2 6 (85.71%) iSeries
3 5 (71.43%) SWIFT
3 5 (71.43%) MQSeries
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) Banking
5 3 (42.86%) AS400
6 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (28.57%) General Ledger
6 2 (28.57%) Fund Accounting
7 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 1 (14.29%) SDLC
7 1 (14.29%) Migration
7 1 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (14.29%) Synon
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle
7 1 (14.29%) DB2
7 1 (14.29%) Web Services
7 1 (14.29%) XML

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Synon
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) RPG Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Lead Developer
3 2 (28.57%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) RPG Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) iSeries
2 5 (71.43%) SWIFT
3 3 (42.86%) AS400
4 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Fund Accounting
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) RPG
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle