The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - - 78
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £296
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -52.54%
Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
259 257 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 39.78% 42.06% 41.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 134 196
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 34
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.00 £18.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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