The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the East Midlands region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 81 90 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.55% 0.069% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.81% 0.22% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£650 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+132.14% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
441 460 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 30.50% 31.72% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 223 181
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.65 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
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COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +18 6 £650 - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (66.67%) DB2
1 8 (66.67%) CICS
2 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (41.67%) Advertising
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) DataStage
6 2 (16.67%) NATURAL
6 2 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (16.67%) Adabas
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) JMeter
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
7 1 (8.33%) Unisys
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (8.33%) OO

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) DB2
2 3 (25.00%) DataStage
3 2 (16.67%) Adabas
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (8.33%) Pentaho
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Advertising
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Development Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Development Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) NATURAL
3 1 (8.33%) JCL
3 1 (8.33%) LINC
3 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Unisys
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