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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
UK / England
Rank 494 485 483
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 76 107 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 0.59% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 53
Median daily rate £425 £425 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £335
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -37.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £21.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.75 £39.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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
16489 18142 17601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.43% 38.97% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11353 12396 11970
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 481 386
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.60 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 21 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

COBOL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 January 2017. 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 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
London +27 21 £450 -5.26% 2
North West +14 19 £500 +11.11% 2
North East -13 11 £363 +11.96%
West Midlands +7 8 - - 2
East Midlands 0 8 £365 -2.66%
South East -2 4 £300 -31.42%
Yorkshire +20 3 £425 -
South West +12 2 £275 +14.58% 2
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 72 (42.60%) Mainframe
2 53 (31.36%) Java
3 49 (28.99%) SQL
4 47 (27.81%) DB2
5 45 (26.63%) Oracle
6 38 (22.49%) Finance
6 38 (22.49%) VME
7 36 (21.30%) JCL
8 30 (17.75%) ICL
9 29 (17.16%) Unix
10 28 (16.57%) IBM
11 27 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (15.38%) C
13 21 (12.43%) HP
13 21 (12.43%) Software Engineering
14 20 (11.83%) HTML
15 19 (11.24%) Banking
15 19 (11.24%) Virtual Machines
16 18 (10.65%) StarTeam
16 18 (10.65%) Linux
17 17 (10.06%) C++
17 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (9.47%) Waterfall
18 16 (9.47%) PL/SQL
18 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
18 16 (9.47%) CICS
19 15 (8.88%) Micro Focus
20 14 (8.28%) Shell Script
20 14 (8.28%) MVS
20 14 (8.28%) C#

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 16 (9.47%) CICS
2 7 (4.14%) Tuxedo
3 6 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.18%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.96%) MS Office
3 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) BASE24
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) IaaS
1 2 (1.18%) PaaS
1 2 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.51%) Internet
2 5 (2.96%) ATM
3 4 (2.37%) FTP
4 2 (1.18%) WebEx
5 1 (0.59%) Firewall
5 1 (0.59%) HTTP
5 1 (0.59%) LDAP
5 1 (0.59%) SAN
5 1 (0.59%) SSL
5 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.81%) DB2
2 14 (8.28%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.92%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.14%) IDMS
5 6 (3.55%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.18%) IMS/DB
7 2 (1.18%) MS Access
8 1 (0.59%) Adabas
8 1 (0.59%) DataStage
8 1 (0.59%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.59%) Essbase
8 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) StarTeam
2 5 (2.96%) Toad
2 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.78%) CA Gen
3 3 (1.78%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.59%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.59%) ERwin
4 1 (0.59%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.59%) Firebug
4 1 (0.59%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.59%) JMeter
4 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.59%) Selenium
4 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.59%) The Grinder
General
1 38 (22.49%) Finance
2 19 (11.24%) Banking
3 3 (1.78%) Back Office
3 3 (1.78%) French Language
3 3 (1.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.18%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Billing
5 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (50.30%) Developer
2 41 (24.26%) Analyst
3 40 (23.67%) COBOL Developer
4 13 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
5 10 (5.92%) Programmer
5 10 (5.92%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.33%) Lead Developer
6 9 (5.33%) Test Analyst
7 6 (3.55%) C Developer
7 6 (3.55%) Consultant
7 6 (3.55%) DB2 Developer
7 6 (3.55%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (3.55%) Unix Developer
8 5 (2.96%) BASE24 Analyst
8 5 (2.96%) C/C++ Developer
8 5 (2.96%) C++ Developer
8 5 (2.96%) COBOL Programmer
8 5 (2.96%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.83%) HTML
2 13 (7.69%) J2EE
3 12 (7.10%) XML
4 8 (4.73%) .NET
5 7 (4.14%) Web Services
6 6 (3.55%) CSS
7 3 (1.78%) JSP
7 3 (1.78%) Spring
8 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.18%) ISPF
8 2 (1.18%) REST
8 2 (1.18%) SOAP
9 1 (0.59%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.59%) jQuery
9 1 (0.59%) Middleware
9 1 (0.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 72 (42.60%) Mainframe
2 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (7.10%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.73%) Tandem
6 6 (3.55%) Clustering
6 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.96%) EMV
7 5 (2.96%) VSAM
8 4 (2.37%) AS400
8 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.18%) Equities
11 1 (0.59%) Blog
11 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.59%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.59%) PDA
11 1 (0.59%) Replication
11 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.49%) VME
2 29 (17.16%) Unix
3 18 (10.65%) Linux
4 14 (8.28%) MVS
5 9 (5.33%) Windows
6 7 (4.14%) zOS
7 3 (1.78%) AIX
7 3 (1.78%) SUSE
8 1 (0.59%) Stratus VOS
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (12.43%) Software Engineering
3 16 (9.47%) Waterfall
4 14 (8.28%) Business Analysis
4 14 (8.28%) TDD
5 12 (7.10%) Migration
5 12 (7.10%) Test Strategy
6 11 (6.51%) Process Improvement
6 11 (6.51%) Project Management
7 10 (5.92%) ITIL
7 10 (5.92%) SDLC
8 9 (5.33%) Integration Testing
8 9 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.33%) Test Scripting
8 9 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (4.14%) High Availability
10 7 (4.14%) OO
10 7 (4.14%) RUP
10 7 (4.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.36%) Java
2 49 (28.99%) SQL
3 36 (21.30%) JCL
4 26 (15.38%) C
5 17 (10.06%) C++
6 16 (9.47%) PL/SQL
7 14 (8.28%) C#
7 14 (8.28%) Shell Script
8 11 (6.51%) VB
9 10 (5.92%) Perl
9 10 (5.92%) VC++
10 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
11 7 (4.14%) Assembly Language
12 6 (3.55%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.37%) REXX
14 2 (1.18%) ANSI C
14 2 (1.18%) LINC
14 2 (1.18%) PL/1
14 2 (1.18%) RPG
15 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (2.96%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) ISEB
2 4 (2.37%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.78%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) SEPA
System Software
1 19 (11.24%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.37%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (1.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (1.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.59%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) CA Endevor
1 3 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.78%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.18%) Control-M
3 1 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 45 (26.63%) Oracle
2 30 (17.75%) ICL
3 28 (16.57%) IBM
4 21 (12.43%) HP
5 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
6 15 (8.88%) Micro Focus
7 9 (5.33%) webMethods
8 8 (4.73%) Informatica
9 6 (3.55%) Pega
10 2 (1.18%) BEA
10 2 (1.18%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.18%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.18%) Perforce
10 2 (1.18%) Unisys
11 1 (0.59%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.59%) BMC
11 1 (0.59%) Capita
11 1 (0.59%) Compuware
11 1 (0.59%) Teradata
11 1 (0.59%) VMware
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