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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 118 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.23% 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£565 - £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
765 794 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 34.88% 37.85% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 425 433
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 54
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £17.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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 +8 3 £565 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) CICS
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Cognos
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Billing
3 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Fujitsu
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Architect
2 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Applications Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cognos
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Fujitsu
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle