Period
to 17 November 2017

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 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 91 99
Contract jobs citing RPG 0 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.84% 0.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.95% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Wales median daily rate - £275 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +37.50% -
UK median daily rate £408 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +30.40% -3.85% -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +46.55%

RPG is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 481 615 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.20% 43.01% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 413 598
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £255 £263 £220
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 26
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £19.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +184.13% -7.16%
10th Percentile £14.29 £17.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £77.50 £55.27
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +21.31%

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