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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 647 639
Rank change year-on-year +41 -8  
Contract jobs citing RPG/400 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.005% 0.019% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £275 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £225 £190
% change year-on-year +77.77% +18.42%  
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 19721 20622 21293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.95% 38.85% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13466 14153 14242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 449 434
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.53 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG/400.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG/400 in the UK

RPG/400
Top 3 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 June 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
Belfast - 1 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -
County Antrim - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4 (100.00%) RPG
2 3 (75.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) iSeries
3 2 (50.00%) OS/400
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) AS400
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) IFS
4 1 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) RPG Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) OS/400
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
2 3 (75.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) IFS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP