The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guernsey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 4
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guernsey - - 16.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £278
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.62
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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 Guernsey region.

Programming Languages Category
Guernsey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guernsey 50.00% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £363 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Guernsey

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Guernsey