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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 113 130 121
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing COBOL 14 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.53% 0.28% 0.087%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.55% 0.74% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
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£333 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.73
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
902 1081 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 34.35% 37.51% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 592 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 69 63
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £27.00 £27.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
Essex +18 11 £318 +2.70% 1
Bedfordshire -1 3 £445 +85.41% 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (76.47%) SQL
1 13 (76.47%) DB2
1 13 (76.47%) JCL
2 12 (70.59%) Mainframe
3 11 (64.71%) Assembly Language
3 11 (64.71%) REXX
4 9 (52.94%) CA Gen
4 9 (52.94%) SELCOPY
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) ISPF
6 3 (17.65%) CICS
6 3 (17.65%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) zOS
7 2 (11.76%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) MQSeries
7 2 (11.76%) FTP
7 2 (11.76%) C
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) X.25
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (11.76%) SSH
7 2 (11.76%) NonStop SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Tandem
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (17.65%) CICS
2 2 (11.76%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) X.25
2 2 (11.76%) SSH
2 2 (11.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) CA Gen
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) DBA
2 7 (41.18%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Mainframe Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Mainframe DBA
4 3 (17.65%) DB2 Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) ISPF
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) Tandem
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
1 13 (76.47%) JCL
2 11 (64.71%) Assembly Language
2 11 (64.71%) REXX
3 9 (52.94%) SELCOPY
4 2 (11.76%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle