The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Dorset 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 - - -
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
Average daily rate
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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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
84 84 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 37.00% 34.85% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 43
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Average hourly rate £12.71 £16.11 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.10% -41.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £15.62 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.65 £16.60 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
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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