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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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 Kent region.

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
247 118 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 53.46% 48.36% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 53 41
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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