Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

COBOL
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 169 165
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 6 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.15% 0.047% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.51% 0.17% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Berkshire median daily rate £375 - £400
10th Percentile £364 - £375
90th Percentile £386 - £433
South East median daily rate £375 £300 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% -25.00% +33.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £37.50 -

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1168 1193 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.38% 27.95% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 685 744
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.40% +1.20%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £535 £506
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -13.51% +13.85%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.20 £54.74
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Berkshire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBOL in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Berkshire

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Berkshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +10 4 - -
Newbury - 1 £375 -
Reading - 1 £375 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
3 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 2 (33.33%) IDMS
3 2 (33.33%) TPMS
3 2 (33.33%) VME
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) OpenVMS
3 2 (33.33%) Fortran
3 2 (33.33%) Pascal
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) NATURAL
4 1 (16.67%) JCL
4 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
4 1 (16.67%) Adabas
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) CICS
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (33.33%) TPMS
2 1 (16.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) IDMS
2 1 (16.67%) Adabas
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) OpenVMS
3 2 (33.33%) VME
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Fortran
2 2 (33.33%) Pascal
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (16.67%) NATURAL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus