The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Kent 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank - 43 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.29% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.73 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.56%
Programming Languages Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
83 145 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.25% 41.79% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 45
Average daily rate £375 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £61.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.46% +105.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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