The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 29 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
UK > Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 74
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 1.26% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.92% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Wales median daily rate - £225 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.68%  
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £318
% change year-on-year +3.57% +10.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 215 240 393
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 34.85% 43.17% 46.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 311 502
Wales median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
10th Percentile £300 £213 £215
90th Percentile £525 £606 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 15
Wales median hourly rate £36.50 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +217.39% -34.28%  
10th Percentile £14.44 £10.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £43.10 £16.53 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing RPG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for RPG in Wales

RPG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in Wales