The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 March 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 / Hampshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 124 117
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing COBOL 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.48% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +7.48% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £39.50

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 627 747 831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 33.46% 33.69% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 503 430
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 31 42
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% -2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.65 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing COBOL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Hampshire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Hampshire

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Hampshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth - 6 £338 -
Havant -2 2 - -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 10 (100.00%) DB2
2 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (60.00%) JCL
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (50.00%) CICS
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
6 1 (10.00%) EPiServer
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (10.00%) Billing
6 1 (10.00%) Electronics
6 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (10.00%) ISPF
6 1 (10.00%) Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Commerce Server 2007
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) WCF
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 5 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) Commerce Server
2 1 (10.00%) Commerce Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) COBOL Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) ISPF
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP