The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% - 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% - 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £388 - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -43.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 195 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.30% 31.30% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 126 104
Median daily rate £425 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £14.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -36.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the Birmingham region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

COBOL
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) People Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL