The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+132.14% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
124 67 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.31% 28.15% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 25 52
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £26.09 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.95% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £22.50 £28.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £22.50 £166.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
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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

COBOL
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 2 (100.00%) Retail

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Micro Focus