The median contractor rate for a RPG Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 607 635
Rank change year-on-year +13 +28  
Contract jobs requiring an RPG Developer 14 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.060% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.063% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Median daily rate £450 £281 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £275 -
% change year-on-year +13.63% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

RPG Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured RPG Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England +11 10 £450 +60.00%
London +7 5 £450 +28.57%
North West - 4 £313 -
East Midlands -9 1 £200 -
Warrington - 1 £313 -
Manchester - 1 £313 -
Cheshire - 1 £313 -

RPG Developer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 37 (100.00%) RPG
2 24 (64.86%) AS400
3 16 (43.24%) RPG IV
4 12 (32.43%) Banking
5 9 (24.32%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) Change Management
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) JIRA
6 5 (13.51%) iSeries
7 4 (10.81%) Java
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) JD Edwards
8 3 (8.11%) COBOL
8 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.11%) Misys
8 3 (8.11%) Misys Equation
8 3 (8.11%) RPG/400
9 2 (5.41%) FTP
9 2 (5.41%) Finance
10 1 (2.70%) Synon
10 1 (2.70%) ERP
10 1 (2.70%) DB2
10 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
10 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.70%) iPad
10 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.70%) System Testing
10 1 (2.70%) JDE World

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Misys Equation
2 1 (2.70%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Synon
General
1 12 (32.43%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 24 (64.86%) AS400
2 5 (13.51%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (13.51%) Change Management
2 4 (10.81%) Scrum
3 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) ERP
4 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) System Testing
4 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) RPG
2 16 (43.24%) RPG IV
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) COBOL
5 3 (8.11%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) JD Edwards
1 3 (8.11%) Misys