The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - 57 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire - 0.16% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.96% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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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 Wiltshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
140 175 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 22.73% 28.36% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 97 98
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
Average hourly rate £20.19 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.17% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.40 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +1.42%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft