The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for RPG/400 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG/400 over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG/400
England / South East
Rank - 267 263
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.032% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +15.90% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RPG/400 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 2625 3088 3261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.43% 33.57% 33.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 2032 1875
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 £534 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 122 124
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

RPG/400
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing RPG/400 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for RPG/400 in the South East

RPG/400
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/400 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG/400 in the South East

RPG/400
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/400 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG/400 in the South East