Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 568 583
Rank change year-on-year -28 +15 -32
Contract jobs citing RPG 43 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.091% 0.088% 0.065%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 6
London median daily rate £429 £420 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% -16.42% +18.24%
10th Percentile £333 £269 £306
90th Percentile £500 £488 £566
England median daily rate £415 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +18.57% - -6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +46.55%

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 22927 20193 20094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.64% 44.64% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17365 15092 14989
London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £633 £638
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 116 137
London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.18 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +36.95% -18.53%
10th Percentile £18.01 £16.07 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.15 £57.19 £50.87
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
South London - 3 £500 -
Central London -12 2 £375 -16.20%
West London -6 1 £433 +69.61%
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG 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.

1 28 (65.12%) iSeries
2 17 (39.53%) AS400
3 16 (37.21%) RPG IV
4 14 (32.56%) Banking
4 14 (32.56%) SQL
5 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (27.91%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (25.58%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Translating Business Requirements
7 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
8 9 (20.93%) IBM
9 7 (16.28%) Finance
10 6 (13.95%) DB2
11 5 (11.63%) JD Edwards
11 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (11.63%) Wealth Management
12 4 (9.30%) XML
12 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (6.98%) Web Services
13 3 (6.98%) Java
13 3 (6.98%) MQSeries
13 3 (6.98%) Misys Midas
13 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
13 3 (6.98%) JDE World
14 2 (4.65%) RPG/400
14 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
14 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
14 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
14 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis

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 3 (6.98%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JDE World
1 3 (6.98%) Misys Midas
2 1 (2.33%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Synon
General
1 14 (32.56%) Banking
2 7 (16.28%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) RPG Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) AS400 Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Applications Support
4 5 (11.63%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) JDE Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Software Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Data Migration Developer
7 1 (2.33%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) JDE Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (65.12%) iSeries
2 17 (39.53%) AS400
3 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Derivative
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.33%) Eurex
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
5 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Scenario Testing
2 12 (27.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (25.58%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
3 11 (25.58%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (11.63%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) SDLC
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) RPG IV
2 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) R
5 1 (2.33%) RPG III
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) IBM
2 5 (11.63%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.33%) Misys
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO