The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 38 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 1.15% 0.30% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.55% 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
COBOL
West Midlands

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
110 91 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 25.40% 27.16% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 40
Median daily rate £370 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £418 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 7
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Warwickshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
COBOL
West Midlands

COBOL
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Warwickshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 7 (100.00%) Micro Focus
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
2 6 (85.71%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (71.43%) SUSE
4 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Automotive
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Dreamweaver
1 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) Java
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Micro Focus
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle