Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RPG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG over the 6 months to 26 July 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
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 828 813
Rank change year-on-year +32 -15 -50
Contract jobs citing RPG 48 74 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.067% 0.077%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 35
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +2.36% -16.83%
10th Percentile £296 £249 £200
90th Percentile £450 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £281 £318
% change year-on-year +15.56% -11.42% -15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year +200.00% - -

RPG 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 39715 42567 42357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.70% 38.74% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29202 27979
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 917 875
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.71 £15.85
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.35 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% +0.21%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the UK

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in the UK

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RPG over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RPG in the UK

RPG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in the UK

RPG
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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 +24 33 £375 +15.38% 7
UK excluding London +59 24 £325 +15.56% 5
London -4 15 £450 - 2
Midlands +33 7 £325 +18.18% 2
North of England +63 5 £313 -30.56% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £400 -
South East +48 4 - -
North West +41 4 £338 -
West Midlands +32 4 £325 +13.04% 2
Scotland +37 3 £363 +16.00%
East Midlands -9 3 £325 +18.18%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
East of England - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG 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.

1 24 (50.00%) RPG IV
2 23 (47.92%) AS400
3 15 (31.25%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) DB2
4 14 (29.17%) iSeries
5 12 (25.00%) Banking
6 7 (14.58%) IBM
7 5 (10.42%) Java
7 5 (10.42%) MQSeries
8 4 (8.33%) ERP
8 4 (8.33%) OS/400
8 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (8.33%) ITIL
8 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (8.33%) HTML
8 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (8.33%) Finance
8 4 (8.33%) QA
8 4 (8.33%) SWIFT
8 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (8.33%) Code Optimisation
8 4 (8.33%) RPG/400
9 3 (6.25%) SDLC
9 3 (6.25%) Synon
9 3 (6.25%) CSS
10 2 (4.17%) BPCS
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle
10 2 (4.17%) Automotive

RPG
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 (10.42%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) BPCS
2 1 (2.08%) Movex
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) DB2
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Synon
General
1 12 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) Analyst
2 17 (35.42%) RPG Developer
3 16 (33.33%) Programmer
4 15 (31.25%) RPG Programmer
5 13 (27.08%) Analyst Programmer
5 13 (27.08%) RPG Analyst Programmer
6 7 (14.58%) AS400 Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Data Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Operations Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) AS400 Support
8 3 (6.25%) Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
9 2 (4.17%) AS400 Programmer
9 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) HTML
2 3 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (47.92%) AS400
2 14 (29.17%) iSeries
3 4 (8.33%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) OS/400
2 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.33%) Code Optimisation
1 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (8.33%) ERP
1 4 (8.33%) ITIL
1 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.08%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.08%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (2.08%) Change Management
3 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.08%) Release Management
3 1 (2.08%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.08%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) RPG IV
2 15 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.33%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.08%) COBOL
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) IBM
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) CA
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) IFS
3 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.08%) JDA
3 1 (2.08%) SAP