The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 of the Programming Languages category 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 232 217 228
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing COBOL 12 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.41% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 16
Average daily rate
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£328 £354 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% +24.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £388 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+132.14% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2940 2908 3047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.93% 34.30% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1615 1484 1516
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 151 191
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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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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
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (75.00%) DB2
2 14 (58.33%) IBM
3 13 (54.17%) Mainframe
3 13 (54.17%) JCL
4 12 (50.00%) Finance
5 11 (45.83%) Java
6 9 (37.50%) Oracle
6 9 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
7 8 (33.33%) CICS
8 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
9 6 (25.00%) UNIX
9 6 (25.00%) RedPrairie
9 6 (25.00%) Retail
10 4 (16.67%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) JDA
11 3 (12.50%) Banking
12 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
12 2 (8.33%) System Testing
12 2 (8.33%) Time Management
12 2 (8.33%) VSAM
12 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
12 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
12 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (8.33%) Rational Rose
12 2 (8.33%) Linux
12 2 (8.33%) UML
12 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (4.17%) CA

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (33.33%) CICS
1 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (12.50%) Programmer
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.17%) Java EE
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Mainframe
2 9 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) VSAM
3 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.17%) EFT
4 1 (4.17%) EFTPOS
4 1 (4.17%) Smartcard
4 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) E-Commerce
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) UML
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) System Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mapping
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.17%) ETL
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) JCL
2 11 (45.83%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) IBM
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 6 (25.00%) RedPrairie
4 4 (16.67%) JDA
5 1 (4.17%) CA
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