The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 96 83 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.12% 0.47% 0.062%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 1.53% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
573 457 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 34.83% 30.59% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 253 274
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 32
Average hourly rate £8.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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
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 August 2015. 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 -10 2 £325 -50.00% 4
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (88.89%) DB2
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) CICS
2 7 (77.78%) JCL
3 6 (66.67%) VSAM
4 5 (55.56%) Pentaho
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) DataStage
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (33.33%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) MVS
7 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (11.11%) Control-M
7 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (11.11%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) ISPF
7 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) DB2
2 5 (55.56%) DataStage
2 5 (55.56%) Pentaho
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (11.11%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 6 (66.67%) VSAM
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JCL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
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