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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 189 196 184
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing COBOL 7 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Average daily rate
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£368 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £323 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £463 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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 City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2341 2560 2365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.11% 43.29% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1930 1952 1837
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £26.21 £17.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) DB2
2 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
3 4 (28.57%) JCL
3 4 (28.57%) CICS
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) XPEDITER
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) VB
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) RPG
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) ISPF
5 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 2 (14.29%) CA Endevor
5 2 (14.29%) iSeries
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (7.14%) Scala
6 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) CICS
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) XPEDITER
2 1 (7.14%) PowerDesigner
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
4 1 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) ISPF
1 2 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) EJB
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) iSeries
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.14%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Scrum
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
2 1 (7.14%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JCL
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) RPG
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (7.14%) VB6
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) CA Endevor
2 1 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) BMC
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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