Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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/400
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 885 889
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 -15
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.012% 0.021% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
UK median daily rate £425 £313 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% +27.55% -34.75%
10th Percentile £388 £234 £201
90th Percentile £463 £459 £289
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £190
% change year-on-year - +31.58% -43.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RPG/400 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 43135 42780 44100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.96% 40.37% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30145 29367 29840
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 803 890 1046
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%
10th Percentile £16.15 £14.25 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

RPG/400
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RPG/400 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 17 November 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 +17 5 £425 +10.39%
UK excluding London +30 3 - -
Midlands - 3 - -
London -8 2 £425 +10.39%
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 5 (100.00%) RPG
2 4 (80.00%) DB2
2 4 (80.00%) iSeries
2 4 (80.00%) AS400
3 3 (60.00%) RPG IV
3 3 (60.00%) Synon
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) FTP
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) RPG III
4 2 (40.00%) R
4 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Proactive Management
5 1 (20.00%) COBOL

RPG/400
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Synon
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Synon Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) AS400
1 4 (80.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Proactive Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) RPG
2 3 (60.00%) RPG IV
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) R
3 2 (40.00%) RPG III
4 1 (20.00%) COBOL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM