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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 115 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.046% - 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.73
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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 Hampshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
812 695 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.45% 36.81% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 414 346
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 58
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.25 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Logical Data Model

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft