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 3 months to 23 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 IV (ILE RPG)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 630 628
Rank change year-on-year +43 -2  
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 15 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.024% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.076% 0.062% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Median daily rate £381 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £225 £220
% change year-on-year +69.44% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RPG IV 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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19649 20853 21330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.97% 38.75% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13427 14322 14249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 450 435
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.43 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RPG IV as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 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 16 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +31 7 £331 -19.69% 3
South East +11 4 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £400 -
Hook - 4 - -
County Antrim - 4 £400 -
Belfast - 4 £400 -
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Scotland +37 1 £400 +23.07%
Glasgow +6 1 £400 +23.07%
Leeds - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 £363 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 £363 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 33 (100.00%) RPG
2 22 (66.67%) AS400
3 15 (45.45%) DB2
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) iSeries
5 6 (18.18%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) CA
6 5 (15.15%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) MQSeries
6 5 (15.15%) IBM
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) C#
7 4 (12.12%) HTML
7 4 (12.12%) QA
7 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
7 4 (12.12%) Banking
7 4 (12.12%) SWIFT
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.12%) Code Optimisation
8 3 (9.09%) RPG/400
8 3 (9.09%) CSS
9 2 (6.06%) OS/400
9 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.06%) SDLC
10 1 (3.03%) Business Process Modelling
10 1 (3.03%) Scenario Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) DB2
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Programmer
2 12 (36.36%) RPG Programmer
3 11 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 11 (33.33%) RPG Analyst Programmer
4 7 (21.21%) AS400 Developer
5 6 (18.18%) RPG Developer
6 4 (12.12%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
6 4 (12.12%) AS400 Programmer
6 4 (12.12%) Data Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Operations Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) AS400 Support
8 2 (6.06%) Designer
9 1 (3.03%) Senior AS400 Developer
9 1 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) SQL Programmer
9 1 (3.03%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (66.67%) AS400
2 6 (18.18%) iSeries
3 4 (12.12%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) OS/400
2 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Code Optimisation
1 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL
1 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (6.06%) SDLC
2 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.03%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (3.03%) Change Management
3 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.03%) Release Management
3 1 (3.03%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) RPG
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) Java
4 4 (12.12%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) RPG/400
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) CA
1 5 (15.15%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) IFS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) SAP