The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills 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 over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 254 244 232
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing COBOL 21 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.076% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£400 £301 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.11% -16.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £340 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3437 3013 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.71% 32.71% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2188 1659 1638
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 116 139
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.15 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

COBOL
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 across the South East region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

COBOL
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 across the South East region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £388 +28.95%
Hampshire +3 5 £565 -
Berkshire - 5 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £403 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (56.25%) DB2
2 14 (43.75%) Mainframe
2 14 (43.75%) Finance
3 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
4 9 (28.13%) IBM
4 9 (28.13%) JCL
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (18.75%) Migration
6 6 (18.75%) Retail
7 5 (15.63%) CICS
7 5 (15.63%) zOS
7 5 (15.63%) VB
7 5 (15.63%) .NET
7 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
7 5 (15.63%) ServiceNow
8 4 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
8 4 (12.50%) Data Structures
8 4 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (12.50%) Data Mapping
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Oracle
8 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) UNIX
8 4 (12.50%) Windows
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.50%) Cognos
8 4 (12.50%) Banking
8 4 (12.50%) ITSM
8 4 (12.50%) Service Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (15.63%) CICS
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) DB2
2 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (6.25%) UniData
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.13%) Toad
1 1 (3.13%) JDeveloper
1 1 (3.13%) Maven
1 1 (3.13%) Hudson
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Continuum
1 1 (3.13%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Billing
5 2 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 4 (12.50%) Programmer
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Pick Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Architect
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (3.13%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.13%) WebCenter
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) XHTML
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.25%) Wiki
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) zOS
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 4 (12.50%) ITSM
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) TDD
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
1 9 (28.13%) JCL
2 5 (15.63%) VB
3 3 (9.38%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) VB6
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.25%) RPG
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) PL/1
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) TickIT
2 2 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) IBM
2 5 (15.63%) ServiceNow
3 4 (12.50%) Cognos
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) SAP
4 3 (9.38%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.13%) Micro Focus
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