The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.85% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
COBOL
Wiltshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
134 87 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 35.45% 20.67% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 53 55
Average daily rate £368 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.53 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.54% -51.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

COBOL
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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%) DB2
2 6 (85.71%) CICS
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
4 3 (42.86%) zOS
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (28.57%) Logistics

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL