The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 111 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.11% 0.049% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
COBOL
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
581 822 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 31.02% 40.08% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 392 360
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 47
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £22.63 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Havant - 1 - -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 6 (85.71%) DB2
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Cognos
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) CICS
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Billing
3 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (57.14%) Fujitsu
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (57.14%) Billing
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (57.14%) Cognos Architect
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Architect
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (14.29%) Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Programmer
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Wintel Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cognos
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Fujitsu
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle