The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.58% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.53% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £30.00
COBOL
East of England

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
79 82 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.77% 21.19% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 79
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £50.78 £51.90 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +98.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) AIX
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) ETL
2 4 (57.14%) Sunopsis
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Cygwin
5 1 (14.29%) sed
5 1 (14.29%) Korn
5 1 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) AWK
5 1 (14.29%) Toad
5 1 (14.29%) ProC
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (14.29%) ProC
1 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) DB2 Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ETL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) AWK
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Korn
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) sed
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Sunopsis
3 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy