The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 120 142 149
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +7
Contract jobs citing COBOL 15 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.065% 0.093%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.38% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate £275 £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £352 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.22% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1089 1150 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 37.17% 37.16% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 708 743
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 67 62
Average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.19 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +12 14 £275 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 15 (88.24%) DB2
2 14 (82.35%) CICS
3 13 (76.47%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) Mainframe
5 7 (41.18%) zOS
5 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Logistics
6 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle
8 1 (5.88%) VisualAge
8 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (82.35%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VisualAge
General
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) COBOL Developer
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) DB2 Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Analysis
1 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
1 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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