The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Cardiff 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 43 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.52% 1.58% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.54% 5.48% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -20.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +11.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+132.14% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
130 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.12% 28.85% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 52 55
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 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
South Wales

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 28 July 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 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) RPG
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) OS/400
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) iSeries
3 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
3 2 (40.00%) CICS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) JCL
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) XPEDITER
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (20.00%) AS400
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) OO

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (20.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) iSeries
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) AIX
1 3 (60.00%) OS/400
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) RPG
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CA
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