The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RPG/400 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG/400 over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG/400
UK
Rank 606 633 622
Rank change year-on-year +27 -11  
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.015% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.016% 0.040% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +15.90% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RPG/400 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 18403 20247 19784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.05% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 13835 12813
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 485 404
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

RPG/400
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RPG/400 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for RPG/400 in the UK

RPG/400
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RPG/400.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG/400 in the UK

RPG/400
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG/400 in the UK

RPG/400
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG/400 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +34 3 £325 +18.18% 1
West Midlands +8 1 £325 +18.18%
Birmingham -3 1 £325 +18.18%
London - 1 £375 - 1
North West - 1 £313 -
Manchester - 1 £313 -

RPG/400
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG/400 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/400.

1 7 (100.00%) RPG
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) AS400
3 5 (71.43%) RPG IV
4 4 (57.14%) iSeries
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Change Management
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) DB2
7 1 (14.29%) SAP
7 1 (14.29%) AIX
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
7 1 (14.29%) ERP
7 1 (14.29%) OS/400
7 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (14.29%) Java
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle
7 1 (14.29%) System Testing
7 1 (14.29%) iPad
7 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (14.29%) IFS
7 1 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
7 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
7 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis

RPG/400
Top Related 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 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) RPG Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) RPG Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) AS400 Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (14.29%) RPG Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) AS400
2 4 (57.14%) iSeries
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
3 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) RPG
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) RPG IV
4 1 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) IFS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP