Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 - 158
Rank change year-on-year - +158 +19
Contract jobs citing RPG 9 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% - 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% - 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
West Midlands median daily rate £275 - £318
10th Percentile £263 - £309
90th Percentile £368 - £338
England median daily rate £415 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +18.57% - -6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £38.63
90th Percentile £47.50 - £43.75
England 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1493 1988 1507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.87% 32.09% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 1217 889
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £462 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.71% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £27.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -10.45% +24.51%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.15
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

RPG
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for RPG in the West Midlands

RPG
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for RPG in the West Midlands

RPG
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RPG in the West Midlands

RPG
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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 - 4 £275 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £375 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
RPG
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for RPG.

1 9 (100.00%) AS400
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) DB2
3 4 (44.44%) iSeries
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) RPG III
4 3 (33.33%) FTP
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SAP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) R
5 2 (22.22%) RPG/400
5 2 (22.22%) RPG IV
6 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (11.11%) Misys Equation
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Proactive Management
6 1 (11.11%) ERP
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) OS/400
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) BPCS
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Misys

RPG
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 (11.11%) BPCS
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (11.11%) Misys Equation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) AS400 Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) AS400 Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (11.11%) Programmer
5 1 (11.11%) RPG Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) AS400
2 4 (44.44%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) Proactive Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) RPG III
3 2 (22.22%) R
3 2 (22.22%) RPG IV
3 2 (22.22%) RPG/400
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Misys