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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 45 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.22% - 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.45% - 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £395 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.69% +30.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £15.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+147.64% -57.46%
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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
69 87 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.30% 28.62% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 60 71
Average daily rate £375 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £33.13 £13.77 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.64% -66.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.01 £13.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £33.96 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 4 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) ATM
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) BASE24
1 3 (100.00%) Tandem

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) ATM
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Applications Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Tandem