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 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 70 89 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing COBOL 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.96% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 0.95% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £300
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
315 419 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.17% 32.23% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 223 210
Median daily rate £363 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £15.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% +62.80%
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 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
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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Buckinghamshire 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
Milton Keynes +2 5 £375 -
High Wycombe - 1 £250 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 19 (67.86%) JCL
2 17 (60.71%) IBM
3 14 (50.00%) CICS
4 12 (42.86%) REXX
4 12 (42.86%) zOS
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (39.29%) Assembly Language
5 11 (39.29%) CA
5 11 (39.29%) C++
5 11 (39.29%) Windows
5 11 (39.29%) MQSeries
5 11 (39.29%) Finance
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
6 10 (35.71%) Banking
6 10 (35.71%) Easytrieve
7 9 (32.14%) Mainframe
7 9 (32.14%) ISPF
7 9 (32.14%) WebSphere
7 9 (32.14%) Mentoring
7 9 (32.14%) CLIST
8 7 (25.00%) Spanish Language
9 6 (21.43%) HP
10 5 (17.86%) Control-M
10 5 (17.86%) ATM
10 5 (17.86%) DB2
11 4 (14.29%) Java
11 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (10.71%) IBM Mainframe

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 14 (50.00%) CICS
2 11 (39.29%) MQSeries
3 9 (32.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) ATM
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Easytrieve
2 5 (17.86%) DB2
3 2 (7.14%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) IDMS
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Banking
3 7 (25.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Support Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Operations Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Service Support Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Operations Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) DB2 Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) ISPF
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) zOS
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Unix
4 2 (7.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Mentoring
2 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) Escalation Management
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) JCL
2 12 (42.86%) REXX
3 11 (39.29%) Assembly Language
3 11 (39.29%) C++
4 9 (32.14%) CLIST
5 4 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) HDFS
1 1 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Control-M
2 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) IBM
2 11 (39.29%) CA
3 6 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Remedy
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft