The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Wales 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 49 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.07% 1.55% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.14% 4.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate £425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.73 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.56%
Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
191 112 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.11% 34.67% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 79 37
Average daily rate £400 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £26.25 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.41% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.43 £37.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
COBOL
Wales

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) AIX
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) RPG
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) iSeries
3 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (71.43%) Project Management
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) DB2
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) OS/400
4 4 (57.14%) AS400
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) TestDirector
5 3 (42.86%) UML
5 3 (42.86%) OO
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) MS Project
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) Legal
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (14.29%) C
7 1 (14.29%) Ingres
7 1 (14.29%) Linux

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) Ingres
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Applications Support
2 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) iSeries
2 4 (57.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) AIX
2 5 (71.43%) OS/400
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) RPG
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
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