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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 68 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.26% 0.27% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.89% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£315 £488 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +77.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Programming Languages Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
216 225 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.09% 30.49% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 137 49
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £235 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 16
Average hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.66% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £35.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 7 (77.78%) DB2
2 5 (55.56%) JCL
2 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Spanish Language
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) PL/1
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) VB
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) Struts
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) XHTML
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Ingres
5 2 (22.22%) SAS
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) Northgate

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Rose
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Spanish Language
3 2 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) Struts
2 2 (22.22%) XHTML
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JCL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) PL/1
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Northgate
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle