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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 81 80 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% 0.18% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 0.53% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£303 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.60
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
333 380 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.27% 34.77% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 205 163
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £19.35 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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
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 29 August 2014. 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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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 -1 2 £303 +0.83%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (83.33%) IBM
2 9 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
3 8 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (58.33%) JCL
5 6 (50.00%) DB2
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Banking
8 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) Spanish Language
9 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
9 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (8.33%) System Testing
9 1 (8.33%) Time Management
9 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
9 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (8.33%) SELCOPY
9 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (8.33%) SQL
9 1 (8.33%) J2EE
9 1 (8.33%) Linux
9 1 (8.33%) UML
9 1 (8.33%) CRM
9 1 (8.33%) ETL
9 1 (8.33%) Rational Rose
9 1 (8.33%) Project Management
9 1 (8.33%) CICS
9 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Spanish Language
4 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JCL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SELCOPY
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle