Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 774 780
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 -25
Contract jobs citing RPG 86 75 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.078% 0.094%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 35
UK median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £253 £255 £233
90th Percentile £500 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +24.09%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.25 £38.63
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.38 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +7.59%

RPG 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 41,625 39,249 41,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.16% 40.87% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,361 26,941 28,216
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 863 1,065
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.61 £14.77 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +12 80 £400 +33.33% 13
London -27 44 £429 +0.29% 3
UK excluding London +10 37 £375 +25.00% 10
North of England +53 18 £375 +25.00% 3
Midlands +16 9 £275 -8.33%
West Midlands +22 8 £275 -
North West +15 7 £276 -11.84% 2
Yorkshire +13 7 £425 +41.67% 1
East of England - 6 £385 - 1
South West -1 2 £200 -31.03% 4
East Midlands +4 1 - -
Scotland -19 1 - -
South East -24 1 £525 +75.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 44 (51.16%) iSeries
2 33 (38.37%) RPG IV
3 31 (36.05%) AS400
4 25 (29.07%) SQL
5 20 (23.26%) DB2
6 19 (22.09%) IBM
6 19 (22.09%) Finance
7 18 (20.93%) Banking
8 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (18.60%) Migration
9 14 (16.28%) SAP
9 14 (16.28%) ERP
10 13 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (13.95%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (12.79%) Translating Business Requirements
12 11 (12.79%) Test Strategy
13 10 (11.63%) Manufacturing
13 10 (11.63%) JD Edwards
14 9 (10.47%) SDLC
15 8 (9.30%) BPCS
15 8 (9.30%) CRM
15 8 (9.30%) .NET
16 7 (8.14%) EDI
16 7 (8.14%) Infor
16 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
17 6 (6.98%) C#
17 6 (6.98%) HTML
17 6 (6.98%) Java
17 6 (6.98%) SQL Server

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 3 (3.49%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 8 (9.30%) BPCS
2 5 (5.81%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (5.81%) JDE World
3 4 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (4.65%) SAP HCM
4 3 (3.49%) Misys Equation
4 3 (3.49%) Misys Midas
5 1 (1.16%) INSURE/90
5 1 (1.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) FTP
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.16%) SMS
2 1 (1.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) DB2
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.33%) Synon
3 1 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 18 (20.93%) Banking
3 10 (11.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Developer
2 22 (25.58%) Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) RPG Developer
4 15 (17.44%) Consultant
5 11 (12.79%) AS400 Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Programmer
6 10 (11.63%) Analyst Programmer
7 9 (10.47%) RPG Programmer
8 8 (9.30%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 7 (8.14%) JDE Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Functional Consultant
10 6 (6.98%) Support Analyst
11 5 (5.81%) Applications Support
11 5 (5.81%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
13 3 (3.49%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
13 3 (3.49%) AS400 Programmer
13 3 (3.49%) Business Analyst
14 2 (2.33%) Risk Business Analyst
14 2 (2.33%) Risk Remediation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 7 (8.14%) EDI
3 6 (6.98%) HTML
3 6 (6.98%) XML
4 4 (4.65%) Ajax
4 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.65%) Classic ASP
4 4 (4.65%) CSS
4 4 (4.65%) XSLT
5 2 (2.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.16%) FIXML
6 1 (1.16%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (51.16%) iSeries
2 31 (36.05%) AS400
3 5 (5.81%) FMCG
4 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Derivative
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.16%) Eurex
6 1 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.16%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) OS/400
3 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (18.60%) Migration
2 14 (16.28%) ERP
3 13 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (13.95%) Scenario Testing
4 12 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (12.79%) Test Strategy
5 11 (12.79%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (10.47%) SDLC
7 8 (9.30%) CRM
8 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (5.81%) Wealth Management
11 4 (4.65%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
12 3 (3.49%) BPMN
12 3 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.49%) Waterfall
13 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.37%) RPG IV
2 25 (29.07%) SQL
3 6 (6.98%) C#
3 6 (6.98%) Java
4 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.81%) RPG/400
5 4 (4.65%) C
5 4 (4.65%) RPG III
5 4 (4.65%) VB
5 4 (4.65%) VB6
6 3 (3.49%) R
7 1 (1.16%) COBOL
7 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) CBAP
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
1 2 (2.33%) IIBA
1 2 (2.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) IBM
2 14 (16.28%) SAP
3 10 (11.63%) JD Edwards
4 7 (8.14%) Infor
5 5 (5.81%) QAD
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle
7 3 (3.49%) Misys
8 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.16%) IFS
9 1 (1.16%) OpenLink
9 1 (1.16%) Tableau
9 1 (1.16%) TIBCO