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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 0.90% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £395 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.45% +30.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £15.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+147.64% -57.46%
COBOL
West Yorkshire

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
65 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 29.41% 34.86% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 28
Average daily rate £300 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.97% +65.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) LPAR
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce