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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 400 413
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13  
Contract jobs citing RPG 3 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.11% 0.094%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.031% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £433 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.88% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £350 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £488 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £210
% change year-on-year +18.18% +30.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RPG 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 9783 9312 9840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.81% 43.56% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7233 7103 7192
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 39 85
Median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £14.95 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £113.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (57.14%) AS400
1 8 (57.14%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) iSeries
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) RPG IV
4 4 (28.57%) DB2
4 4 (28.57%) MQSeries
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) SWIFT
5 3 (21.43%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 1 (7.14%) SAP
7 1 (7.14%) Web Services
7 1 (7.14%) XML
7 1 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (7.14%) OS/400
7 1 (7.14%) IBM
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) JDA
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (7.14%) RPG/400
7 1 (7.14%) IFS
7 1 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing

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 4 (28.57%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (57.14%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) RPG Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (21.43%) AS400 Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Programmer
4 3 (21.43%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 3 (21.43%) RPG Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Java Analyst Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior AS400 Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Developer
5 1 (7.14%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) AS400
2 6 (42.86%) iSeries
3 3 (21.43%) SWIFT
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) RPG IV
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) RPG/400
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) IFS
2 1 (7.14%) JDA
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
London
EPAM Systems
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago