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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 44 55 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Contract jobs citing COBOL 14 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.11% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.86% 0.56% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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
204 178 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 30.82% 25.72% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 93 143
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 13
Average hourly rate £38.00 £20.19 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.25% -50.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.06 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £21.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon - 12 £275 -
COBOL
South West

COBOL
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) DB2
2 14 (87.50%) CICS
3 12 (75.00%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) Mainframe
5 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
5 7 (43.75%) zOS
5 7 (43.75%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Logistics
6 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
8 1 (6.25%) VisualAge

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VisualAge
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) DB2 Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Performance Analysis
1 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
1 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM