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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - - 58
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire - - 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.25
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
176 142 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 26.43% 22.19% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 101 92
Median daily rate £335 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.19 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.78% -46.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.26 £25.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £35.00 £41.10
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 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

COBOL
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for 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

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:

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