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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 48 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing COBOL 18 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.58% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.87% 0.85% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £485 £315 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.96% -35.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
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
262 236 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 37.54% 30.03% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 122 139
Average daily rate £365 £341 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £16.00 £15.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016, 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 18 (72.00%) JCL
2 16 (64.00%) CICS
3 13 (52.00%) Assembly Language
3 13 (52.00%) CA
3 13 (52.00%) REXX
3 13 (52.00%) C++
3 13 (52.00%) Windows
4 12 (48.00%) IBM
4 12 (48.00%) Easytrieve
4 12 (48.00%) Finance
5 10 (40.00%) Mainframe
5 10 (40.00%) Banking
5 10 (40.00%) ISPF
5 10 (40.00%) zOS
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (40.00%) MQSeries
5 10 (40.00%) CLIST
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (32.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (24.00%) DB2
7 6 (24.00%) Spanish Language
7 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
8 5 (20.00%) ATM
8 5 (20.00%) HP
8 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) VSAM
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (64.00%) CICS
2 10 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) ATM
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) Easytrieve
2 6 (24.00%) DB2
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
4 1 (4.00%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 6 (24.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.00%) COBOL Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) DB2 Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Service Support Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Operations Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) ISPF
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.00%) VSAM
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (40.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (24.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) JCL
2 13 (52.00%) Assembly Language
2 13 (52.00%) C++
2 13 (52.00%) REXX
3 10 (40.00%) CLIST
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 3 (12.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Control-M
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) CA
2 12 (48.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) Micro Focus
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft