The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Hampshire
Rank 108 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.12% 0.055% 0.051%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £349
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +14.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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
543 619 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 31.44% 33.77% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 387 408
Median daily rate £388 £340 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 29
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth - 2 £300 - 1
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) ISPF
3 1 (33.33%) Commerce Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Ektron
3 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) MVS
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) Commerce Server
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) IBM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) Commerce Server
2 1 (33.33%) Commerce Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ektron
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
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