The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 124 131 123
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.036% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.13% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £233
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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
615 773 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.58% 27.57% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 474 379
Median daily rate £400 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.27% +110.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £32.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 1 - -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Wiki
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) IDMS
3 1 (25.00%) TPMS
3 1 (25.00%) VME
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) TickIT
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Retail

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) CICS
1 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) TPMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) IDMS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) DB2 Support
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Expert
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) VME
3 1 (25.00%) VMS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) VB
1 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow