The first table below looks at the demand for the COBOL Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Developer
Rank 239 226 233
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 1 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.095% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.10% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8210 7777 9000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.63% 91.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4458 3995 4079
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 560 642
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.03 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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COBOL Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL Developer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

COBOL Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

COBOL Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

COBOL Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

COBOL Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL Developer
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited COBOL Developer in their job title 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 with COBOL Developer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited COBOL Developer in their job title 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 with COBOL Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM