The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
COBOL
West Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
13 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 39.39% 30.77% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
Median daily rate £313 £225 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield