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 3 months to 28 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.

IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 415 411
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4  
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 5 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.026% 0.049% 0.005%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.056% 0.12% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 -
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

RPG IV 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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 8987 9484 8988
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.10% 42.52% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6680 7117 6500
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 53 46
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% +20.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.72 £17.50 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.75 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
City of London -9 1 £325 -14.75%
RPG IV
England

RPG IV
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) RPG
2 9 (90.00%) AS400
2 9 (90.00%) iSeries
3 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) MQSeries
4 4 (40.00%) DB2
5 3 (30.00%) Misys Equation
5 3 (30.00%) Misys
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) SWIFT
6 2 (20.00%) RPG/400
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Retail
7 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Misys Midas
7 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Private Banking
7 1 (10.00%) HP
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) AIX
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (10.00%) OS/400
7 1 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle

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 4 (40.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Misys Equation
2 1 (10.00%) Misys Midas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Private Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) AS400 Developer
3 4 (40.00%) RPG Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) RPG Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Java Analyst Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior AS400 Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) AS400
1 9 (90.00%) iSeries
2 3 (30.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) System Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) RPG
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Misys
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) IFS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP