The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 78
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - - 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.73
COBOL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Programming Languages Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
507 528 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 35.50% 37.58% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 287 205
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 29
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.45 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.09 £50.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
Esher - - - - 1
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
COBOL
South East