The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / East of England
Rank - 112 111
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.25% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Median daily rate - £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £379 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -41.77%

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 of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
786 799 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.29% 33.88% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 472 501
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 70 68
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

COBOL
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 East of England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) VME
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Fujitsu
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) IDMS
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ICL
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) Essbase
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) MVS
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Essbase
2 1 (20.00%) IDMS
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) VME
2 1 (20.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Fujitsu
1 1 (20.00%) ICL