Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 164 181
Rank change year-on-year +9 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.028% 0.026% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.091% 0.078% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Hampshire median daily rate £400 - £550
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
Hampshire 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 Hampshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1095 1277 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 30.70% 32.79% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 777 1003
Hampshire median daily rate £393 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% - +4.29%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £485
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 81 87
Hampshire median hourly rate £44.06 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £21.87 £30.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.53 £58.75 £48.75
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 Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 17 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
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
COBOL
South East

For the 6 months to 17 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management

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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) DB2 Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) DB2 DBA
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL