The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 71 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.34% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -24.28%
COBOL
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
282 318 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 35.25% 27.34% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 235 143
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire