Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an RPG Developer was £466 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

RPG Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 837 850
Rank change year-on-year -26 +13 -26
Contract jobs requiring an RPG Developer 14 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.042% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.044% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 9
UK median daily rate £466 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.42% -7.69% -25.71%
10th Percentile £363 £211 £200
90th Percentile £559 £450 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +50.00% -7.69% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

RPG Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured RPG Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RPG Developer in the UK

RPG Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG Developer in the UK

RPG Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG Developer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RPG Developer in the UK

RPG Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG Developer in the UK

RPG Developer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 14 £466 +24.33%
London -27 11 £466 +3.61%
UK excluding London -2 3 £450 +50.00%
Midlands +20 2 £375 +25.00%
East Midlands -1 1 - -
South East -6 1 £525 +75.00%
West Midlands - 1 £375 -

RPG Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, RPG Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring RPG Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) RPG
2 11 (78.57%) RPG IV
3 10 (71.43%) iSeries
4 8 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) IBM
8 3 (21.43%) XML
8 3 (21.43%) Banking
9 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
9 2 (14.29%) DB2
9 2 (14.29%) Java
9 2 (14.29%) AS400
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (7.14%) Eurex
10 1 (7.14%) RPG/400
10 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
10 1 (7.14%) IFS
10 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (7.14%) Migration
10 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 1 (7.14%) Synon
10 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
10 1 (7.14%) FIXML
10 1 (7.14%) FpML

RPG Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Synon
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) FIXML
2 1 (7.14%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) iSeries
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) AS400
3 1 (7.14%) Eurex
3 1 (7.14%) FMCG
3 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) OS/400
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) System Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) RPG
2 11 (78.57%) RPG IV
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) COBOL
5 1 (7.14%) R
5 1 (7.14%) RPG III
5 1 (7.14%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) IFS
2 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft