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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 112 147 142
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -5
Contract jobs citing COBOL 16 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 0.032% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.69% 0.087% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Median daily rate £255 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £34.14 - £29.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 - £28.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 - £29.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £30.00
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 of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
948 1146 1153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.37% 36.88% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 724 698
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 51 56
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £20.94 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +19 14 £258 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £250 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 12 (57.14%) Business Analysis
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 9 (42.86%) Time Management
5 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (38.10%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (33.33%) SDLC
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (28.57%) DB2
7 6 (28.57%) Migration
7 6 (28.57%) WebEx
7 6 (28.57%) Change Control
7 6 (28.57%) Use Case
8 5 (23.81%) AIX
9 4 (19.05%) ETL
9 4 (19.05%) MS Office
9 4 (19.05%) Java
9 4 (19.05%) Retail
9 4 (19.05%) Project Management
9 4 (19.05%) Release Management
9 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
9 4 (19.05%) Sunopsis
9 4 (19.05%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 3 (14.29%) ITSM
10 3 (14.29%) Essbase
10 3 (14.29%) VB
10 3 (14.29%) ITIL
10 3 (14.29%) Unix

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
1 2 (9.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) DB2
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (14.29%) Essbase
3 3 (14.29%) MS Access
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.76%) ProC
1 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) DB2 Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) COM
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) AIX
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 9 (42.86%) Time Management
3 7 (33.33%) SDLC
3 7 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 6 (28.57%) Change Control
4 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 6 (28.57%) Use Case
5 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Release Management
6 3 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) ITSM
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) Case Management
7 2 (9.52%) Data Management
7 2 (9.52%) Document Management
8 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) VB
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) AWK
5 1 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) sed
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (4.76%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Sunopsis
3 2 (9.52%) Infor
3 2 (9.52%) Micro Focus
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
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