The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 93 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.065% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 1.26% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £352 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.22% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
COBOL
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
434 398 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.29% 27.28% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 250 246
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.36% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the Edinburgh region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Edinburgh region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

COBOL
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) CICS Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL