The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - - 0.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +108.92%
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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 Dorset region.

Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
69 65 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 36.32% 34.95% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 47
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Average hourly rate £41.24 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

COBOL
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Natural/Adabas Developer
1 1 (100.00%) AWS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL