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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 616 615
Rank change year-on-year +40 -1  
Contract jobs citing RPG 28 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.066% 0.058%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 8
Median daily rate £375 £313 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £281 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% -29.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 19209 21323 21121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.44% 38.16% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13212 14648 13699
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 466 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.74 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 April 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 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 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 +26 23 £375 +20.00% 4
London +22 12 £450 - 1
North West - 4 £338 -
West Midlands +18 3 £325 +15.55%
Birmingham +6 2 £325 +18.18%
East Midlands -11 2 £200 -27.27%
Scotland +31 1 - -
City of London +11 1 £325 - 1
Warrington - 1 £313 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 £313 -
Manchester - 1 £363 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 30 (58.82%) AS400
2 27 (52.94%) RPG IV
3 18 (35.29%) SQL
4 16 (31.37%) Banking
5 14 (27.45%) iSeries
6 12 (23.53%) DB2
7 7 (13.73%) Finance
8 5 (9.80%) Java
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 4 (7.84%) CA
9 4 (7.84%) JD Edwards
9 4 (7.84%) C#
9 4 (7.84%) ERP
9 4 (7.84%) MQSeries
9 4 (7.84%) RPG/400
10 3 (5.88%) SDLC
10 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.88%) COBOL
10 3 (5.88%) SWIFT
10 3 (5.88%) QA
11 2 (3.92%) Change Management
11 2 (3.92%) EDI
11 2 (3.92%) IBM
11 2 (3.92%) OS/400
11 2 (3.92%) FTP
11 2 (3.92%) Synon
12 1 (1.96%) IFS
12 1 (1.96%) Business Process Modelling

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 4 (7.84%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) BPCS
1 1 (1.96%) JDE World
1 1 (1.96%) Misys Equation
1 1 (1.96%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Synon
General
1 16 (31.37%) Banking
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (64.71%) Developer
2 24 (47.06%) RPG Developer
3 13 (25.49%) AS400 Developer
4 12 (23.53%) Analyst
5 11 (21.57%) Programmer
6 10 (19.61%) RPG Programmer
7 8 (15.69%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (15.69%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 4 (7.84%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
8 4 (7.84%) AS400 Programmer
9 3 (5.88%) Agile Developer
9 3 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Designer
10 2 (3.92%) EDI Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 1 (1.96%) COBOL Programmer
11 1 (1.96%) Java Analyst Programmer
11 1 (1.96%) Java Programmer
11 1 (1.96%) Senior AS400 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) EDI
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (58.82%) AS400
2 14 (27.45%) iSeries
3 3 (5.88%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) OS/400
2 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (7.84%) ERP
2 4 (7.84%) Scrum
2 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 3 (5.88%) SDLC
4 2 (3.92%) Change Management
5 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.96%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (1.96%) High Availability
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.96%) Migration
5 1 (1.96%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (1.96%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (1.96%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.96%) Unit Testing
5 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) RPG IV
2 18 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) RPG/400
5 3 (5.88%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) CA
1 4 (7.84%) JD Edwards
2 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) IFS
3 1 (1.96%) JDA
3 1 (1.96%) Misys
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) SAP