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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 115 130 152
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +22
Contract jobs citing COBOL 14 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.56% 0.14% 0.066%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Median daily rate £253 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £438
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £34.14 £26.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.14 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.81% -24.28%
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
969 1094 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 39.03% 38.88% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 598 805
Median daily rate £375 £360 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 83 47
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 27 September 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 +14 14 £253 +20.23%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 22 (91.67%) Mainframe
2 19 (79.17%) Business Analysis
3 14 (58.33%) SDLC
4 12 (50.00%) Time Management
5 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) Time Sharing Option
6 9 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (33.33%) WebEx
7 8 (33.33%) Change Control
7 8 (33.33%) Use Case
7 8 (33.33%) Migration
8 7 (29.17%) DB2
9 6 (25.00%) Project Management
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (20.83%) Release Management
10 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
10 5 (20.83%) Degree
11 4 (16.67%) Retail
11 4 (16.67%) Essbase
11 4 (16.67%) ITSM
11 4 (16.67%) ITIL
11 4 (16.67%) MS Office
11 4 (16.67%) VB
11 4 (16.67%) J2EE
11 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 4 (16.67%) MS Access
11 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
12 3 (12.50%) CRM

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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
1 2 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) DB2
2 4 (16.67%) Essbase
2 4 (16.67%) MS Access
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Analyst
2 15 (62.50%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) COBOL Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (91.67%) Mainframe
2 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Business Analysis
2 14 (58.33%) SDLC
3 12 (50.00%) Time Management
4 9 (37.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 8 (33.33%) Change Control
5 8 (33.33%) Migration
5 8 (33.33%) Use Case
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Release Management
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) ITSM
9 3 (12.50%) CRM
10 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.33%) Case Management
10 2 (8.33%) Data Management
10 2 (8.33%) Document Management
11 1 (4.17%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Infor
1 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
1 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (8.33%) SAP