The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 40 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.53% 1.38% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 3.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £278
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +27.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.62
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
132 110 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.74% 38.06% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 83 43
Average daily rate £300 £293 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £268 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £79.25 £15.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+419.67% -39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £15.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.85 £15.25 £49.00
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 Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the Cardiff region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Cardiff region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (66.67%) CICS
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 1 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) XPEDITER
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) RPG
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) OS/400
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) IBM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) XPEDITER
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft