The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had COBOL Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL Developer
England / South East
Rank 237 254 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.079% 0.035% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.037% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.81% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -35.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7129 8103 9105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.59% 94.43% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 4928 4868
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 383 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

COBOL Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured COBOL Developer in the job title.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 4 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
COBOL Developer
England

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, COBOL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring COBOL Developer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) COBOL
2 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) CICS
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Micro Focus
4 2 (22.22%) JD Edwards
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) RPG
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) FTP
4 2 (22.22%) AS400
5 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (11.11%) Electronics
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (33.33%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
General
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) AS400
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
1 1 (11.11%) ERP
1 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
1 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) RPG
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) JCL
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) JD Edwards
2 2 (22.22%) Micro Focus
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SAP