Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 600 585
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing RPG 21 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.046% 0.035% 0.086%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.092% 0.073% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 12
London median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £400 £392 £326
90th Percentile £563 £500 £498
England median daily rate £488 £450 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% +28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 22,755 20,431 19,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.98% 47.81% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,372 15,196 14,944
London median daily rate £515 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 152 91
London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +45.45% -0.58%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.28 £14.13
90th Percentile £62.63 £51.80 £56.89
England median hourly rate £41.77 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.76% +7.33% +4.17%

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

RPG
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

RPG
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 16 August 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 - 8 £525 -
West London - 1 - -
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 13 (61.90%) iSeries
2 12 (57.14%) Banking
3 10 (47.62%) RPG IV
4 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) AS400
5 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) SWIFT
6 6 (28.57%) MQSeries
6 6 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (19.05%) Fund Accounting
8 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (19.05%) General Ledger
9 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 2 (9.52%) Web Services
11 1 (4.76%) XML
11 1 (4.76%) Synon
11 1 (4.76%) Oracle
11 1 (4.76%) DB2
11 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
11 1 (4.76%) C#
11 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
11 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
11 1 (4.76%) Change Management

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 (28.57%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JDE World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Synon
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (57.14%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) RPG Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Lead Developer
4 3 (14.29%) AS400 Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) RPG Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Environment And Release Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Environment Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Release Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.76%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) iSeries
2 7 (33.33%) AS400
3 6 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (28.57%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) FMCG
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (19.05%) Fund Accounting
3 4 (19.05%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Project Governance
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) RPG IV
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) TIBCO