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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 76 55 85
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.11% 1.61% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 4.58% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -43.03%

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
280 349 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.01% 35.22% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 207 208
Median daily rate £350 £365 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +6.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% +55.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £14.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 2 (50.00%) RPG
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) CICS
1 2 (50.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (50.00%) JCL
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ERP

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 2 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) AS400 Developer
1 2 (50.00%) CICS Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL Analyst
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%) Mainframe 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%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JCL
1 2 (50.00%) RPG
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy