The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for RPG IV skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RPG IV over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM RPG IV (ILE RPG)
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 130 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 -  
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.19% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £275 £225
% change year-on-year +11.36% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

RPG IV 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 687 904 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.14% 34.07% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 543 426
Median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 40
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG IV in the West Midlands

RPG IV
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG IV in the West Midlands

RPG IV
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG IV in the West Midlands

RPG IV
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RPG IV within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Birmingham +2 3 - - 1
RPG IV
England

RPG IV
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RPG IV 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for RPG IV.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) CA
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
2 2 (50.00%) Banking

RPG IV
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) AS400
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) RPG
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CA