The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Berkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 125 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.16% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.79% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate £233 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.73 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.56%
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
757 774 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.35% 31.58% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 298 330
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 77 15
Average hourly rate £15.13 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.78% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £43.75 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
COBOL
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (100.00%) DB2
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 7 (87.50%) CICS
2 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
3 6 (75.00%) RedPrairie
3 6 (75.00%) UNIX
3 6 (75.00%) Retail
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) JDA
5 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
6 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) XPEDITER
6 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
6 1 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) XML

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (87.50%) CICS
1 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) XPEDITER
1 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
General
1 6 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
2 1 (12.50%) DB2 Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) RedPrairie
2 4 (50.00%) JDA
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