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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 122 142 147
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Contract jobs citing COBOL 11 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.22% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £255 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £29.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 - £28.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 - £29.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.25
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 1039 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 35.62% 35.30% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 635 653
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 58 68
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £20.94 £26.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 28 June 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 +11 9 £255 -31.08% 1
Bedfordshire +6 2 £250 -37.50% 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 11 (55.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) Time Management
3 7 (35.00%) DB2
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 6 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Change Control
5 5 (25.00%) Use Case
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) AIX
6 4 (20.00%) ETL
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) Sunopsis
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (20.00%) WebEx
7 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Unix
7 3 (15.00%) MS Office
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) ITSM
8 2 (10.00%) AS400
8 2 (10.00%) Workflow
8 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus

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 (10.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) assyst
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (10.00%) Essbase
3 2 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.00%) ProC
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) COBOL Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (10.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 2 (10.00%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Programmer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ISPF
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) COM
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) AS400
3 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (10.00%) VAX
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) MVS
3 2 (10.00%) VMS
3 2 (10.00%) zOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 7 (35.00%) Time Management
3 6 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (25.00%) Change Control
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
4 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) Use Case
5 4 (20.00%) ETL
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) High Availability
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (10.00%) ITSM
7 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.00%) Release Management
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) DCL
3 2 (10.00%) JCL
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) AWK
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Korn
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) sed
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (5.00%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Sunopsis
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 1 (5.00%) Infor
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
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