Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RPG IV skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG IV over the 6 months to 23 November 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 IV (ILE RPG)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 863 864
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -29
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 25 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.027% 0.027%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.058% 0.066% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
UK median daily rate £513 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.69% - -13.56%
10th Percentile £421 £258 £310
90th Percentile £573 £394 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +61.54% - -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +46.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76% -

RPG IV is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RPG IV as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RPG IV in the UK

RPG IV
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG IV in the UK

RPG IV
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG IV over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RPG IV in the UK

RPG IV
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG IV in the UK

RPG IV
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +17 25 £513 +55.30% 2
London -12 16 £500 +47.06%
UK excluding London +29 9 £525 +61.54% 3
South East +4 5 £525 -
Midlands - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
North of England +60 1 - - 1
North West +22 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 25 (100.00%) RPG
2 15 (60.00%) iSeries
3 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (44.00%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 10 (40.00%) AS400
6 9 (36.00%) DB2
7 8 (32.00%) IBM
8 6 (24.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (16.00%) Banking
9 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (16.00%) Runbook
9 4 (16.00%) Code Optimisation
10 3 (12.00%) RPG/400
10 3 (12.00%) Java
10 3 (12.00%) Synon
11 2 (8.00%) Web Services
11 2 (8.00%) XML
11 2 (8.00%) OS/400
11 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (8.00%) Finance
11 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
12 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX

RPG IV
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 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.00%) INSURE/90
1 1 (4.00%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Synon
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) RPG Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Data Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Operations Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) AS400 Support
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) AS400 Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) RPG Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Synon Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) FIXML
2 1 (4.00%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) iSeries
2 10 (40.00%) AS400
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Eurex
4 1 (4.00%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) OS/400
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (48.00%) Scenario Testing
1 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (44.00%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Test Strategy
2 11 (44.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (16.00%) Code Optimisation
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Runbook
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) OO
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) RPG
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) RPG/400
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) COBOL
4 1 (4.00%) R
4 1 (4.00%) RPG III
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) CA
2 1 (4.00%) IFS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Misys
2 1 (4.00%) TIBCO