Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 20 November 2018 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 140 104
Rank change year-on-year +36 -36 +16
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.46% 0.085% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 0.22% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £488 - £300
South East median daily rate £320 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -14.67% +25.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 679 913 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 39.32% 38.60% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 400 282
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +6.16% +4.29%
10th Percentile £299 £290 £263
90th Percentile £556 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 20
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £21.58 £18.50 £14.65
90th Percentile £46.75 £77.50 £62.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Buckinghamshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +25 7 £488 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) JCL
4 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) CICS
5 2 (25.00%) Control-M
6 1 (12.50%) Data Management
6 1 (12.50%) Spring
6 1 (12.50%) SELCOPY
6 1 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (12.50%) ATM

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Applications Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 2 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JCL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) SELCOPY
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) IBM