The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 80 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 0.40% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.83% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
COBOL
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
459 407 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.61% 40.74% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 265 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £650 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 8
Median hourly rate £22.54 £19.75 £34.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -42.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.15 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.35 £41.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -3 8 £425 -
COBOL
North West

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 14 (100.00%) DB2
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (92.86%) IBM
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) J2EE
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 8 (57.14%) PMI
3 8 (57.14%) PMI Certification
3 8 (57.14%) CICS
3 8 (57.14%) Assembly Language
3 8 (57.14%) PRINCE
3 8 (57.14%) Project Management
3 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 8 (57.14%) WebLogic
3 8 (57.14%) EJB
3 8 (57.14%) JSP
3 8 (57.14%) Servlets
3 8 (57.14%) Struts
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) XML
3 8 (57.14%) XSD
3 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 8 (57.14%) JBoss
3 8 (57.14%) RUP
3 8 (57.14%) ClearCase
3 8 (57.14%) JMS
3 8 (57.14%) Chordiant
3 8 (57.14%) WSDL
3 8 (57.14%) Service Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (57.14%) CICS
1 8 (57.14%) JBoss
1 8 (57.14%) WebLogic
1 8 (57.14%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) ClearCase
1 8 (57.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) DB2 Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) DBA
3 3 (21.43%) Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) EJB
1 8 (57.14%) Hibernate
1 8 (57.14%) J2EE
1 8 (57.14%) JMS
1 8 (57.14%) JSP
1 8 (57.14%) Servlets
1 8 (57.14%) Struts
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
1 8 (57.14%) WSDL
1 8 (57.14%) XML
1 8 (57.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 8 (57.14%) PMI
2 7 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Project Management
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) CMMI
1 8 (57.14%) PRINCE
1 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
1 8 (57.14%) Project Management
1 8 (57.14%) RUP
1 8 (57.14%) SDLC
1 8 (57.14%) Service Management
1 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) BDD
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Assembly Language
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) PMI Certification
2 5 (35.71%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) IBM
2 8 (57.14%) Chordiant
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Sun