The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 137
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - - 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £205
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £275 £288
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.34%  
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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1020 1128 1172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 37.25% 37.65% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 1431 1512
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 151 156
Median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £51.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing RPG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the South West

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in the South West