The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.25
COBOL
East of England

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

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
193 269 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.30% 33.17% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 131 123
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.94 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £41.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

COBOL
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Sunopsis
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ODI

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle ODI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DB2 Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) ETL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Sunopsis