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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 55 85 76
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -9
Contract jobs citing COBOL 19 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.94% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.69% 0.81% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate £485 £315 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.96% -35.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
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
334 369 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 34.19% 31.19% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 177 180
Average daily rate £361 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.50 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 18 £485 +53.96%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (73.33%) JCL
2 18 (60.00%) CICS
3 16 (53.33%) IBM
4 15 (50.00%) Windows
4 15 (50.00%) Assembly Language
4 15 (50.00%) CA
4 15 (50.00%) REXX
4 15 (50.00%) C++
5 14 (46.67%) Easytrieve
5 14 (46.67%) Finance
6 13 (43.33%) Banking
7 12 (40.00%) ISPF
7 12 (40.00%) CLIST
7 12 (40.00%) Mainframe
8 11 (36.67%) MQSeries
8 11 (36.67%) zOS
8 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
9 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (30.00%) DB2
10 7 (23.33%) Problem Management
11 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
11 6 (20.00%) Spanish Language
11 6 (20.00%) HP
12 5 (16.67%) ATM
12 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 4 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
13 4 (13.33%) VSAM
13 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (60.00%) CICS
2 11 (36.67%) MQSeries
3 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) ATM
2 2 (6.67%) FTP
2 2 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) Easytrieve
2 9 (30.00%) DB2
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.33%) IDMS
4 1 (3.33%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Banking
3 6 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Architect
5 3 (10.00%) COBOL Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Development Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Service Support Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) ISPF
2 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (13.33%) VSAM
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (36.67%) zOS
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (23.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) CRM
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) ETL
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) JCL
2 15 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 15 (50.00%) C++
2 15 (50.00%) REXX
3 12 (40.00%) CLIST
4 4 (13.33%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) Perl
4 4 (13.33%) VBA
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Control-M
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) IBM
2 15 (50.00%) CA
3 6 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) Micro Focus
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy