Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for RPG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG over the 6 months to 18 February 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 548 564
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16 -6
Contract jobs citing RPG 46 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.100% 0.066% 0.094%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 8
London median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £315 £281 £289
90th Percentile £500 £488 £558
England median daily rate £375 £306 £325
% change year-on-year +22.45% -5.77% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +20.44%

RPG 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 22,034 18,606 19,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.66% 45.38% 43.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,914 13,897 14,427
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 124 126
London median hourly rate £33.27 £42.00 £29.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.79% +43.25% +1.98%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.74 £14.06
90th Percentile £50.50 £65.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG in London over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RPG in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in London

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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 within the London region over the 6 months to 18 February 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 -18 3 £350 -16.67% 1
West London -28 2 £426 +166.41%
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RPG 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.

1 29 (63.04%) iSeries
2 18 (39.13%) SQL
3 17 (36.96%) AS400
3 17 (36.96%) Banking
4 12 (26.09%) Finance
4 12 (26.09%) RPG IV
4 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (23.91%) Test Strategy
5 11 (23.91%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (23.91%) Translating Business Requirements
5 11 (23.91%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (17.39%) IBM
6 8 (17.39%) JD Edwards
7 5 (10.87%) Misys Midas
7 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) Wealth Management
7 5 (10.87%) JDE World
7 5 (10.87%) DB2
8 4 (8.70%) MQSeries
9 3 (6.52%) XML
9 3 (6.52%) Migration
9 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
10 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
10 2 (4.35%) Web Services
10 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
10 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
10 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
10 2 (4.35%) Derivative

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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 (8.70%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JDE World
1 5 (10.87%) Misys Midas
2 1 (2.17%) Misys Equation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) DB2
General
1 17 (36.96%) Banking
2 12 (26.09%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) General Ledger
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (71.74%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) RPG Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) AS400 Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) JDE Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Applications Support
4 5 (10.87%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Data Migration Developer
6 1 (2.17%) JDE Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (63.04%) iSeries
2 17 (36.96%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Derivative
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.17%) FMCG
4 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Scenario Testing
2 11 (23.91%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (23.91%) Test Strategy
2 11 (23.91%) Translating Business Requirements
2 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (10.87%) Wealth Management
4 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
6 1 (2.17%) SDLC
6 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.17%) System Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) RPG IV
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) RPG III
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) IBM
1 8 (17.39%) JD Edwards
2 1 (2.17%) Misys
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
2 1 (2.17%) TIBCO