The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
South East / Kent
Rank - - 33
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +23.28%
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 Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
100 113 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.61% 49.56% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 94 64
Median daily rate £338 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Kent

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

COBOL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 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 Kent region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (100.00%) C
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) ETL
3 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) Unix

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) C Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) C/C++ Developer
2 5 (83.33%) C++ Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Perl Developer
4 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) CSS
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle