The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 59 65 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.16% 0.32% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.88% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£450 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.86% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +132.14%
COBOL
Wales

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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
268 226 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 43.86% 36.45% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 168 84
Average daily rate £335 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.15 £20.13 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% -63.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the South Wales region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the South Wales region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cardiff -4 1 £450 +20.00%
COBOL
Wales

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) OS/400
2 2 (66.67%) TestDirector
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) RPG
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) iSeries
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Hudson
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (33.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XHTML
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) AS400
1 2 (66.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) OS/400
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) RAD
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) RPG
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle