The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 29 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 48
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - - 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £438
% change year-on-year +9.09% -37.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 236 293 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 41.92% 52.89% 45.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 202 148
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for RPG.

1 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) RPG/400
3 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) iPad

RPG
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) RPG Developer
2 5 (71.43%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
1 2 (28.57%) RPG/400
1 2 (28.57%) SQL