The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 37 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.29% - 0.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% - 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£150 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.86% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +132.14%
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 Warwickshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
64 103 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 18.82% 29.68% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 53
Average daily rate £318 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £258 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +48.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £44.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

COBOL
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus