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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG
UK / Wales
Rank - - 63
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - - 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -35.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 287 353 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.71% 51.99% 40.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 234 182
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £271 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £21.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.65% -33.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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

RPG
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for RPG.

1 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) RPG/400
3 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) iPad

RPG
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) RPG Developer
2 5 (71.43%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) RPG Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) RPG IV
1 2 (28.57%) RPG/400
1 2 (28.57%) SQL