The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 69 60 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.24% 1.86% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 5.47% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £300 £485 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.14% +53.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £335
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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
237 329 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 28.45% 34.06% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 174 162
Median daily rate £350 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -4 2 £300 -42.30%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 2 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) AS400
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) FTP
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) RPG
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) RPG Developer
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) CICS Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) RPG
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy