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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 243 242 224
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing COBOL 22 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 0.37% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £305 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £515 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.86% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +132.14%
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
3350 2976 2948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.77% 31.94% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 1631 1522
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 101 152
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £14.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.22 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -2 10 £338 +11.47% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £403 -
Berkshire - 4 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £550 - 7
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 13 (46.43%) DB2
2 11 (39.29%) Finance
3 10 (35.71%) Mainframe
4 9 (32.14%) JCL
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 6 (21.43%) Migration
7 5 (17.86%) Retail
7 5 (17.86%) .NET
7 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (14.29%) Data Mapping
8 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
8 4 (14.29%) Data Reconciliation
8 4 (14.29%) Data Structures
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) VB
8 4 (14.29%) Java
8 4 (14.29%) IBM
8 4 (14.29%) zOS
9 3 (10.71%) Service Management
9 3 (10.71%) ITSM
9 3 (10.71%) UniData
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) TDD
9 3 (10.71%) SAP
9 3 (10.71%) RPG
9 3 (10.71%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) UNIX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) DB2
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) UniData
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.57%) Toad
1 1 (3.57%) JDeveloper
1 1 (3.57%) Maven
1 1 (3.57%) Hudson
1 1 (3.57%) Apache Continuum
1 1 (3.57%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) AWS Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Pick Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.57%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.57%) WebCenter
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) XHTML
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.14%) SWIFT
3 2 (7.14%) Wiki
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) zOS
2 3 (10.71%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Data Reconciliation
4 3 (10.71%) ITSM
4 3 (10.71%) Service Management
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) TDD
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) JCL
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) VB
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) RPG
5 2 (7.14%) VB6
5 2 (7.14%) PL/1
5 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) TickIT
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) IBM
1 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 3 (10.71%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Micro Focus
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