The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Wiltshire region.

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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 66 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.28% 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.63% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £435 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.73 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.56%
Programming Languages Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 159 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 35.46% 33.54% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 97 134
Average daily rate £340 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.50 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £12.42 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +2.94%
COBOL
South West

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 15 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Trowbridge - - - -
COBOL
South West

COBOL
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) VSAM
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) CICS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 1 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JCL