The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 75 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.10% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
COBOL
Berkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
284 326 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.84% 33.54% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 219 175
Median daily rate £400 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 £45.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +164.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Reading

COBOL
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 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 Reading region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) IBM