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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 64 70 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.30% 0.62% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 1.92% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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
188 260 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.81% 32.46% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 157 158
Median daily rate £350 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) JCL
3 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
3 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
4 6 (37.50%) Spanish Language
4 6 (37.50%) Easytrieve
5 5 (31.25%) ATM
5 5 (31.25%) CA
5 5 (31.25%) CICS
6 4 (25.00%) Assembly Language
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) REXX
6 4 (25.00%) zOS
6 4 (25.00%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
6 4 (25.00%) ISPF
6 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (25.00%) CLIST
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (12.50%) Control-M
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft

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 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (31.25%) CICS
3 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Easytrieve
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) IDMS
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) COBOL Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Support Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Service Support Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Operations Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) ISPF
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JCL
2 4 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 4 (25.00%) C++
2 4 (25.00%) CLIST
2 4 (25.00%) REXX
3 3 (18.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) CA
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy