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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 167 198 190
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.24% 0.087%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.53% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Median daily rate £438 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £420 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £578 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +24.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 - £30.00
COBOL
London

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
1678 2631 2431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 49.11% 44.41% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1430 2162 1893
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 14
Median hourly rate £80.00 £22.83 £29.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.41% -23.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
3 2 (50.00%) JMS
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Fintech
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office

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 1 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
1 2 (50.00%) JMS
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (50.00%) Fintech
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA