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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.43% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £380 £438
% change year-on-year
-14.47% -13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.14 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.81% -24.28%
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
90 125 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 36.44% 43.86% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 57
Median daily rate £350 £338 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +275.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
COBOL
South East

COBOL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 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