The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
COBOL
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
58 99 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 51.79% 63.46% 45.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 74 22
Median daily rate £325 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham