The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 58 63
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire - 0.63% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.66% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
-8.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -24.28%
COBOL
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
183 188 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 31.88% 23.77% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 118 99
Median daily rate £345 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +62.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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