The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 27 June 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 60 62
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes - 0.15% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.53% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £381 £370
% change year-on-year -2.03% +3.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +28.00% -  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 276 189 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 37.25% 28.29% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 83 150
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Milton Keynes

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Milton Keynes