The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 122 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.041% 0.040% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.15% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- - £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +108.92%
COBOL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
590 654 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.92% 26.47% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 316 305
Average daily rate £375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £19.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +4.41%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 - -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) RAD
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) JDeveloper
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) JDA
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (50.00%) WebCenter
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle BPM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
1 1 (50.00%) JDeveloper
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Continuum
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (50.00%) WebCenter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) RAD
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) JDA
1 1 (50.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (50.00%) RedPrairie