The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 64 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.28% 0.69% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.71% 2.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.60
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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
281 190 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.80% 32.87% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 137 101
Average daily rate £325 £294 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -11.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £20.85 £15.13 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.85% -36.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.76 £43.08 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (50.00%) JCL
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) CICS
1 2 (50.00%) CA Endevor
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) RPG
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Ingres
2 1 (25.00%) OS/400
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) IBM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Ingres
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (25.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) OS/400
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) RPG
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) CA