The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 March 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 264 268
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.032% 0.030%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.096% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £438
% change year-on-year +9.09% -37.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2635 3131 3324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.63% 33.75% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 2070 1916
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 121 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.55 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RPG in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in the South East

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Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for RPG.

1 6 (100.00%) AS400
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
5 2 (33.33%) FTP
5 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
5 2 (33.33%) COBOL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) ERP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) AS400 Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) RPG Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Developer
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) RPG IV
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards