The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 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
5 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 Dorset - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
COBOL
South 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 Dorset region.

Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
94 61 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 35.07% 31.12% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 36
Median daily rate £400 £305 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -24.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £350 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £28.10 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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