The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 54 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.49% 1.31% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 4.26% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £300 £562 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% +99.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.14%
COBOL
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
189 282 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.78% 30.85% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 134 114
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.85% -53.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
1 2 (40.00%) RPG
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) AS400 Developer
2 2 (40.00%) RPG Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) CICS Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) RPG
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy