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 26 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 276 260
Rank change year-on-year +32 -16  
Contract jobs citing RPG 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.051% 0.023% 0.053%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.065% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 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 2723 3088 3248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.95% 35.02% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1917 2023
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
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 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

RPG
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

RPG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in the South East

RPG
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for RPG.

1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) RPG IV
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (100.00%) Code Optimisation

RPG
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Data Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Operations Support Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) AS400 Support
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Code Optimisation
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) RPG IV
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM