Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 581 573
Rank change year-on-year -24 -8 +5
Contract jobs citing RPG 25 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.054% 0.076% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 14
London median daily rate £500 £433 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% +1.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £370 £381 £276
90th Percentile £555 £500 £488
England median daily rate £380 £420 £350
% change year-on-year -9.52% +20.00% -
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 23,200 21,743 19,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 50.29% 48.31% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,616 16,357 14,969
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £663 £630
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 140 112
London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.64% +8.46% +34.13%
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.70 £14.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.05 £67.25
England median hourly rate £42.26 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% +6.67% +2.74%

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 October 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 October 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 -21 10 £525 +40.00% 1
West London -8 7 £388 -10.40% 1
East London - 1 - -
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 11 (44.00%) Banking
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 8 (32.00%) AS400
3 8 (32.00%) iSeries
4 7 (28.00%) RPG IV
4 7 (28.00%) SWIFT
4 7 (28.00%) JD Edwards
4 7 (28.00%) MQSeries
5 6 (24.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) FMCG
7 4 (16.00%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (16.00%) General Ledger
7 4 (16.00%) DB2
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.00%) JDE World
8 2 (8.00%) COBOL
8 2 (8.00%) zOS
8 2 (8.00%) XML
8 2 (8.00%) IBM
8 2 (8.00%) CICS
8 2 (8.00%) JCL
8 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (8.00%) Kofax
8 2 (8.00%) LANSA
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
9 1 (4.00%) Scrum
9 1 (4.00%) 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 7 (28.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (8.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JDE World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Synon
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (44.00%) Banking
2 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.00%) Back Office
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) RPG Developer
3 5 (20.00%) JDE Developer
4 4 (16.00%) AS400 Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Programmer
6 2 (8.00%) RPG Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) ACBS Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) LANSA Developer
7 1 (4.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) AS400
1 8 (32.00%) iSeries
2 7 (28.00%) SWIFT
3 6 (24.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (20.00%) FMCG
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) zOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Fund Accounting
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) SDLC
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (8.00%) COBOL
3 2 (8.00%) JCL
4 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) JD Edwards
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Kofax
2 2 (8.00%) LANSA
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle