The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 75 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.76% 0.62% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.56% 1.93% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £385 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £14.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+108.92% -54.47%
Programming Languages Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
390 311 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.50% 32.26% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 186 140
Average daily rate £325 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 8
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £18.25 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £22.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) IBM
2 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (63.64%) JCL
4 5 (45.45%) DB2
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) Java
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) Spanish Language
8 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
8 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (9.09%) CICS
8 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 1 (9.09%) SQL
8 1 (9.09%) J2EE
8 1 (9.09%) Linux
8 1 (9.09%) UML
8 1 (9.09%) CRM
8 1 (9.09%) ETL
8 1 (9.09%) Rational Rose
8 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
8 1 (9.09%) System Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Time Management
8 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
8 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) SELCOPY

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) CICS
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Spanish Language
4 1 (9.09%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
1 8 (72.73%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (9.09%) VSAM
2 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) System Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) UML
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JCL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) SELCOPY
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle