The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 74 78 68
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing COBOL 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.84% 0.69% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 2.37% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £301 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £351 £385
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
405 379 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 34.15% 29.04% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 228 187
Average daily rate £363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 6 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
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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
Milton Keynes +3 7 £356 +6.74%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (66.67%) JCL
2 9 (60.00%) DB2
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) RPG
5 3 (20.00%) UniData
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) PL/1
6 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (13.33%) SWIFT
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
7 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (20.00%) UniData
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (26.67%) Programmer
3 4 (26.67%) AWS Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Pick Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (6.67%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) TDD
1 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JCL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) RPG
3 2 (13.33%) VB
3 2 (13.33%) PL/1
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM