The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
London / City of London
Rank 144 - 183
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% - 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £288 - £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1396 1430 2363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 47.89% 44.83% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1197 1945
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £29.64 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 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 City of London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) MVS
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) VC++
2 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Compuware
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) REXX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) MVS
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VC++
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) REXX
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Compuware
2 1 (16.67%) HP