The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.20% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £395 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.45% +30.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £15.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+133.54% -57.46%
COBOL
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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
101 129 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 35.31% 43.00% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 74 72
Average daily rate £320 £348 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% +8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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

COBOL
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 12 (100.00%) IBM
1 12 (100.00%) AS400
1 12 (100.00%) Logistics
2 6 (50.00%) iSeries
2 6 (50.00%) ERP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
1 6 (50.00%) Applications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) AS400
2 6 (50.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Logistics
2 6 (50.00%) ERP
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) IBM