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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - 56
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - - 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £438
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.14 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.81% -24.28%
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
208 342 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 39.77% 50.00% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 261 174
Median daily rate £415 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £16.00 £145.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+243.75% -88.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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