The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 72 69
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.52% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 - £30.00
COBOL
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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 Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
218 387 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.52% 44.28% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 259 204
Median daily rate £400 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £27.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -36.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £41.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Wales

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Wales