The first table below looks at the demand for the COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL Programmer
Rank - 234 242
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Programmer 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.012% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.013% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £288 £300
% change year-on-year
- -4.16%
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
8845 7863 9825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.80% 92.28% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4875 3933 4424
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £213
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 472 614 707
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
COBOL Programmer
England

COBOL Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

COBOL Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

COBOL Programmer
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 Programmer across the South East region.

COBOL Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL Programmer
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 Programmer across the South East region.

COBOL Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL Programmer
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Spanish Language

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited COBOL Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Spanish Language
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL