The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 33 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.74% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £240 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £333 £301
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
83 79 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.10% 29.04% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 29
Average daily rate £415 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.90% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £406 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +18.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £22.75 £30.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the Bedfordshire region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Bedfordshire region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire