The median contractor rate for an RPG Programmer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Programmer
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 648 637
Rank change year-on-year +44 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an RPG Programmer 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.002% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.002% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Median daily rate £325 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £318
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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

RPG Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG Programmer in the UK

RPG Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG Programmer in the UK

RPG Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG Programmer in the UK

RPG Programmer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
UK excluding London - 6 £325 - 1
England +30 3 £325 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
London +5 1 - -
North of England - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £325 - 1
Midlands - 1 £325 -

RPG Programmer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, RPG Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) RPG
2 11 (64.71%) RPG IV
3 7 (41.18%) AS400
4 4 (23.53%) iSeries
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) COBOL
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) DB2
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) JDA
6 1 (5.88%) Synon
6 1 (5.88%) Movex
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) RPG/400
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC

RPG Programmer 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 1 (5.88%) Movex
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Synon
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) CSS
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) AS400
2 4 (23.53%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
1 1 (5.88%) ERP
1 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) RPG
2 11 (64.71%) RPG IV
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) RPG/400
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) IBM
1 1 (5.88%) JDA