Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 594 584 569
Rank change year-on-year -10 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing RPG 24 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.054% 0.093% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 8
London median daily rate £500 £433 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% +1.17% +10.32%
10th Percentile £370 £329 £225
90th Percentile £563 £500 £488
England median daily rate £375 £394 £300
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £31.50 - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -25.88% +13.33% -11.76%

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 22,280 22,293 18,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.19% 48.43% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,923 17,108 14,099
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £319
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 148 124
London median hourly rate £36.25 £30.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.34% -24.06% +34.95%
10th Percentile £18.93 £18.18 £16.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.38 £62.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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

RPG
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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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
West London +15 6 £388 -10.40%
Central London -5 6 £525 +40.00%
East London - 2 - -
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 11 (45.83%) SQL
1 11 (45.83%) iSeries
2 10 (41.67%) AS400
3 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) RPG IV
5 6 (25.00%) SWIFT
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) JD Edwards
5 6 (25.00%) MQSeries
6 5 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (16.67%) FMCG
7 4 (16.67%) DB2
8 3 (12.50%) EDI
8 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
8 3 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
8 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
9 2 (8.33%) Kofax
9 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) JCL
9 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (8.33%) Back Office
9 2 (8.33%) LANSA
9 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (8.33%) IBM
9 2 (8.33%) zOS
9 2 (8.33%) COBOL
9 2 (8.33%) CICS
9 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

RPG
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 6 (25.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (8.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JDE World
1 1 (4.17%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (37.50%) Banking
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
3 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) RPG Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) JDE Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) RPG Programmer
4 4 (16.67%) Lead Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.33%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) AS400 Developer
6 2 (8.33%) AS400 Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) ACBS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) LANSA Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) EDI
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) iSeries
2 10 (41.67%) AS400
3 6 (25.00%) SWIFT
4 5 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (16.67%) FMCG
6 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (4.17%) Derivative
7 1 (4.17%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) zOS
2 1 (4.17%) OS/400
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) IT Governance
4 1 (4.17%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.17%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Release Management
4 1 (4.17%) Runbook
4 1 (4.17%) SDLC
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) RPG IV
3 2 (8.33%) COBOL
3 2 (8.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) JD Edwards
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) Kofax
2 2 (8.33%) LANSA
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) SunGard