Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 18 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 > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 45 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.20% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 3.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Kent median daily rate - £325 -
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
Kent 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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 210 184 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 40.62% 36.80% 50.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 117 181
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £263
90th Percentile £563 £510 £475
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 16
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.40% -53.56% -6.25%
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 Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Kent

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Kent