The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 469 478 519
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +41
Contract jobs citing COBOL 153 122 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.64% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 66 48
Median daily rate £325 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £293 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
COBOL
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19570 19093 18879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.40% 37.70% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13603 12591 12474
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 414 452
Median hourly rate £38.50 £36.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £18.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in England

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in England

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in England

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in England

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
North West +23 54 £325 -18.75% 1
London -8 37 £375 -11.76% 1
South East +7 16 £331 - 4
South West +12 14 £275 - 2
North East -55 12 £305 -8.95%
West Midlands -13 6 £388 +24.00% 1
East Midlands +9 5 £356 -
Yorkshire 0 4 £350 - 1
East of England -3 4 £375 +10.29% 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 106 (39.26%) Mainframe
2 101 (37.41%) DB2
3 93 (34.44%) Java
4 82 (30.37%) Oracle
5 80 (29.63%) CICS
6 75 (27.78%) IBM
6 75 (27.78%) Linux
7 71 (26.30%) Finance
8 67 (24.81%) Micro Focus
9 61 (22.59%) JCL
9 61 (22.59%) Tuxedo
10 53 (19.63%) VME
11 52 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (17.78%) Banking
13 44 (16.30%) zOS
14 42 (15.56%) SQL
15 41 (15.19%) C++
15 41 (15.19%) IBM Mainframe
16 39 (14.44%) C
17 37 (13.70%) Migration
18 32 (11.85%) Middleware
19 31 (11.48%) Unix
20 30 (11.11%) Assembly Language
21 29 (10.74%) Security Cleared
22 28 (10.37%) WebSphere
23 25 (9.26%) CA
23 25 (9.26%) Red Hat
24 24 (8.89%) Project Management
24 24 (8.89%) ISPF
24 24 (8.89%) Oracle Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in 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 80 (29.63%) CICS
2 61 (22.59%) Tuxedo
3 28 (10.37%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.93%) MQSeries
5 9 (3.33%) JBoss
6 8 (2.96%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.59%) Apache
7 7 (2.59%) TPMS
8 6 (2.22%) IIS
9 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.37%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
2 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.96%) assyst
2 5 (1.85%) BASE24
3 2 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.70%) ATM
2 7 (2.59%) SSL
3 6 (2.22%) FTP
3 6 (2.22%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.74%) HTTP
4 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.37%) Internet
5 1 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.37%) SNA
5 1 (0.37%) SSH
5 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (37.41%) DB2
2 24 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 19 (7.04%) Relational Database
4 18 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 17 (6.30%) Easytrieve
6 14 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.81%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (3.70%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 6 (2.22%) MS Access
9 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.11%) IDMS
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.74%) Adabas
12 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.74%) DataStage
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (7.78%) Eclipse
1 21 (7.78%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.93%) Subversion
3 8 (2.96%) ClearCase
4 7 (2.59%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (2.22%) CA Gen
6 4 (1.48%) AppScan
7 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.74%) Introscope
7 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.74%) Maven
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.74%) ProC
8 1 (0.37%) Ant
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA
8 1 (0.37%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.37%) Toad
8 1 (0.37%) VisualAge
General
1 71 (26.30%) Finance
2 48 (17.78%) Banking
3 18 (6.67%) Retail
4 7 (2.59%) Spanish Language
5 6 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.11%) Automotive
8 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (45.56%) Developer
2 60 (22.22%) COBOL Developer
3 36 (13.33%) Architect
4 25 (9.26%) Mainframe Developer
5 24 (8.89%) Analyst
6 21 (7.78%) DB2 Developer
7 13 (4.81%) Programmer
7 13 (4.81%) Technical Architect
8 11 (4.07%) Applications Developer
8 11 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
9 10 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.33%) Designer
11 8 (2.96%) COBOL Analyst
11 8 (2.96%) Consultant
11 8 (2.96%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.96%) Solutions Designer
11 8 (2.96%) Test Manager
12 7 (2.59%) Security Architect
12 7 (2.59%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.85%) Middleware
2 24 (8.89%) ISPF
3 22 (8.15%) XML
4 21 (7.78%) Web Services
5 19 (7.04%) .NET
6 17 (6.30%) J2EE
7 11 (4.07%) JMS
8 9 (3.33%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.33%) Struts
9 8 (2.96%) EJB
9 8 (2.96%) JSP
9 8 (2.96%) Servlets
9 8 (2.96%) WSDL
9 8 (2.96%) XSD
10 7 (2.59%) HTML
11 6 (2.22%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.48%) CSS
12 4 (1.48%) CSS3
12 4 (1.48%) PhoneGap
12 4 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 106 (39.26%) Mainframe
2 41 (15.19%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (8.15%) VSAM
4 15 (5.56%) Clustering
4 15 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 14 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.81%) AS400
7 10 (3.70%) Tandem
8 8 (2.96%) PMI
9 5 (1.85%) EMV
10 4 (1.48%) iPhone
10 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.48%) VAX
11 3 (1.11%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.74%) Fintech
12 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 75 (27.78%) Linux
2 53 (19.63%) VME
3 44 (16.30%) zOS
4 31 (11.48%) Unix
5 23 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (6.30%) MVS
6 17 (6.30%) Windows
7 13 (4.81%) Windows Server
7 13 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.44%) AIX
9 7 (2.59%) SUSE
10 5 (1.85%) VMS
11 4 (1.48%) Android
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.70%) Migration
3 24 (8.89%) Project Management
4 23 (8.52%) Waterfall
5 20 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (7.41%) Re-Platforming
6 18 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 17 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (5.93%) DevOps
8 16 (5.93%) ITIL
9 15 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 15 (5.56%) SOA
9 15 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 14 (5.19%) Service Management
11 13 (4.81%) Automated Testing
11 13 (4.81%) Mentoring
11 13 (4.81%) Risk Management
12 12 (4.44%) Defect Management
13 11 (4.07%) SDLC
13 11 (4.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.44%) Java
2 61 (22.59%) JCL
3 42 (15.56%) SQL
4 41 (15.19%) C++
5 39 (14.44%) C
6 30 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 22 (8.15%) C#
7 22 (8.15%) REXX
8 21 (7.78%) Shell Script
9 20 (7.41%) JavaScript
10 18 (6.67%) Bash Shell
11 15 (5.56%) CLIST
12 8 (2.96%) Perl
13 7 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.59%) VBA
14 4 (1.48%) DCL
14 4 (1.48%) PL/1
14 4 (1.48%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.74%) Smalltalk
15 2 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 14 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.96%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (1.85%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.11%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) COREP
4 1 (0.37%) FINREP
4 1 (0.37%) SEPA
4 1 (0.37%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (4.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 9 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) ACF2
4 1 (0.37%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.37%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (3.33%) Tivoli NetView
2 8 (2.96%) Control-M
3 4 (1.48%) HP Fortify
3 4 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.48%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.74%) Ansible
4 2 (0.74%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.74%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.74%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (30.37%) Oracle
2 75 (27.78%) IBM
3 67 (24.81%) Micro Focus
4 25 (9.26%) CA
4 25 (9.26%) Red Hat
5 14 (5.19%) VMware
6 11 (4.07%) Fujitsu
6 11 (4.07%) ICL
7 8 (2.96%) Chordiant
7 8 (2.96%) HP
7 8 (2.96%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.85%) ATG
8 5 (1.85%) Sun
9 4 (1.48%) Apple
9 4 (1.48%) Google
9 4 (1.48%) Remedy
9 4 (1.48%) Sunopsis
9 4 (1.48%) Veracode
10 3 (1.11%) SAP
10 3 (1.11%) Splunk
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