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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 197 203 210
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing COBOL 7 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.71% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £383 £284
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +34.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.95 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+119.43% -42.00%
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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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2563 3090 2766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.80% 43.10% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2059 2404 2132
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.82 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (75.00%) DB2
2 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
3 5 (41.67%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) CICS
4 4 (33.33%) JCL
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) XPEDITER
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) CA Endevor
6 2 (16.67%) ISPF
6 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) Scala
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
7 1 (8.33%) WCF
7 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
7 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (8.33%) iSeries
7 1 (8.33%) SSH
7 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) S/MIME
7 1 (8.33%) PL/1

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (41.67%) CICS
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SSH
1 1 (8.33%) S/MIME
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) XPEDITER
2 1 (8.33%) PowerDesigner
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (8.33%) TIBCO Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ISPF
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (8.33%) iSeries
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) UML
2 1 (8.33%) ERP
2 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JCL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) PL/1
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) RPG
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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