Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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 IV (ILE RPG)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 - 173
Rank change year-on-year - +173 +7
Contract jobs citing RPG IV 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.041% - 0.080%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £513 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +55.30% +1.54% -13.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +46.55%

RPG IV 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1510 1996 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.03% 32.38% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1223 899
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.00 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.21% -11.37% +23.09%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.95 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.45 £43.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

RPG IV
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing RPG IV as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
RPG IV
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) RPG III
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CA

RPG IV
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) AS400 Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) RPG
2 1 (50.00%) RPG III
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft