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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 124 126 132
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% 0.16% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.45% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £400 £1,000
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £395 £301
% change year-on-year
-16.69% +31.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £15.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+147.64% -57.46%
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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 Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
697 880 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 34.88% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 487 324
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.53 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) RPG
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) OS/400
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SNA
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli NetView
1 1 (100.00%) NetIQ
1 1 (100.00%) APPC
1 1 (100.00%) APPN
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) i5/OS
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SNA
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) OS/400
1 1 (100.00%) i5/OS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) RPG
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) NetIQ