The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford - - 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Programming Languages Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
131 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 48.70% 32.40% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 21 30
Average daily rate £330 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £395 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

COBOL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python