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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 138 122 130
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.11% 0.082% 0.036%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.20% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
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£350 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £333 £301
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - £37.50
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 of England region.

Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1069 1009 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 37.65% 41.61% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 528 586
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 112 90
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £12.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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
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 19 December 2014. 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
Hertfordshire - 2 £350 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) PL/1
1 2 (40.00%) X.25
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Tandem
1 2 (40.00%) SSH
1 2 (40.00%) NonStop SQL
1 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) X.25
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) NonStop SQL
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PL/1
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP