The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 88 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.070% 0.41% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 1.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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
410 404 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.75% 27.92% 34.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 235 279
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% +70.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for 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

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 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