The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £303
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +23.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 - £32.50
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 Thames Valley region.

Programming Languages Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 25.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Thames Valley region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley