The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 492 454 407
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -47
Contract jobs citing COBOL 78 88 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.49% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 66
Average daily rate
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£364 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £320 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £292
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £20.20 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £49.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18402 17976 19300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.27% 38.64% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11982 11353 11764
Average daily rate £390 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 528 750
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 19 £413 -5.71% 1
North East - 13 £265 -
South East -14 12 £305 -12.85% 3
North West +6 10 £275 - 3
South West - 8 £365 -
East Midlands +4 7 £650 - 2
Yorkshire 0 5 £295 -1.66%
East of England -22 4 - -
West Midlands - - - -
COBOL
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COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 76 (47.20%) Mainframe
2 70 (43.48%) DB2
3 58 (36.02%) IBM
4 47 (29.19%) CICS
5 43 (26.71%) JCL
6 40 (24.84%) Oracle
7 39 (24.22%) SQL
8 32 (19.88%) Finance
9 31 (19.25%) Java
10 28 (17.39%) UNIX
11 21 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
12 20 (12.42%) Migration
13 19 (11.80%) ITIL
14 18 (11.18%) VME
15 17 (10.56%) .NET
16 16 (9.94%) PL/SQL
16 16 (9.94%) HP
16 16 (9.94%) Retail
17 15 (9.32%) Security Cleared
17 15 (9.32%) Oracle Database
18 14 (8.70%) Problem Management
18 14 (8.70%) Banking
18 14 (8.70%) C#
18 14 (8.70%) zOS
19 13 (8.07%) ICL
20 12 (7.45%) PL/1
20 12 (7.45%) SC Cleared
21 11 (6.83%) Middleware
21 11 (6.83%) C
21 11 (6.83%) VSAM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 47 (29.19%) CICS
2 10 (6.21%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.59%) SAS
4 4 (2.48%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.48%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (1.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.35%) MS Office
1 7 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.48%) Exstream
3 3 (1.86%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.86%) PRMS
3 3 (1.86%) BASE24
4 1 (0.62%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) FTP
2 2 (1.24%) ATM
2 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.62%) SSL
3 1 (0.62%) CTI
3 1 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) APPN
3 1 (0.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (43.48%) DB2
2 15 (9.32%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.21%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (4.97%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (3.11%) DataStage
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.86%) Adabas
6 3 (1.86%) IDMS
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.62%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.62%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.62%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.48%) StarTeam
2 4 (2.48%) CA Gen
3 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.86%) Synon
4 2 (1.24%) JMeter
4 2 (1.24%) ChangeMan
4 2 (1.24%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.24%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.24%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.62%) Toad
5 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.62%) Lombardi
General
1 32 (19.88%) Finance
2 16 (9.94%) Retail
3 14 (8.70%) Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Advertising
5 2 (1.24%) Automotive
5 2 (1.24%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.24%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (34.78%) Developer
2 48 (29.81%) Analyst
3 18 (11.18%) Architect
4 14 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
4 14 (8.70%) Programmer
5 10 (6.21%) COBOL Developer
6 9 (5.59%) Applications Support
7 8 (4.97%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (4.97%) Applications Architect
8 7 (4.35%) Mainframe Developer
8 7 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (4.35%) Consultant
9 6 (3.73%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Applications Specialist
10 5 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.11%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (3.11%) Systems Developer
11 4 (2.48%) Technical Manager
11 4 (2.48%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.56%) .NET
2 11 (6.83%) Middleware
3 9 (5.59%) Oracle ADF
4 5 (3.11%) ISPF
5 4 (2.48%) XML
5 4 (2.48%) J2EE
5 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.24%) Web Services
6 2 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.24%) Synon Analyst Programmer
7 1 (0.62%) HTML
7 1 (0.62%) Java EE
7 1 (0.62%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 76 (47.20%) Mainframe
2 21 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (6.83%) VSAM
4 10 (6.21%) iSeries
4 10 (6.21%) Open Source
5 7 (4.35%) AS400
6 5 (3.11%) Tandem
7 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.24%) Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.62%) EMV
9 1 (0.62%) EFT
9 1 (0.62%) EFTPOS
9 1 (0.62%) HACMP
9 1 (0.62%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.39%) UNIX
2 18 (11.18%) VME
3 14 (8.70%) zOS
4 6 (3.73%) Linux
5 4 (2.48%) Windows
6 3 (1.86%) MVS
7 2 (1.24%) AIX
7 2 (1.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.62%) SUSE
8 1 (0.62%) i5/OS
8 1 (0.62%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.42%) Migration
2 19 (11.80%) ITIL
3 14 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 11 (6.83%) Test Scripting
5 10 (6.21%) Systems Analysis
5 10 (6.21%) SOA
6 9 (5.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.97%) Programme Management
7 8 (4.97%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.35%) UML
8 7 (4.35%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.11%) Change Management
9 5 (3.11%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.11%) Time Management
10 4 (2.48%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.48%) System Testing
10 4 (2.48%) Data Analysis
10 4 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.71%) JCL
2 39 (24.22%) SQL
3 31 (19.25%) Java
4 16 (9.94%) PL/SQL
5 14 (8.70%) C#
6 12 (7.45%) PL/1
7 11 (6.83%) C
8 10 (6.21%) C++
9 9 (5.59%) VB.NET
10 8 (4.97%) Assembly Language
11 5 (3.11%) REXX
11 5 (3.11%) SELCOPY
12 4 (2.48%) RPG
13 3 (1.86%) NATURAL
13 3 (1.86%) RPG IV
14 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.62%) VBA
15 1 (0.62%) LINC
15 1 (0.62%) RPG/400
15 1 (0.62%) SQR
Qualifications
1 15 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.24%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.62%) Degree
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.24%) SLA
1 2 (1.24%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.11%) RACF
2 4 (2.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.86%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.62%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.62%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (36.02%) IBM
2 40 (24.84%) Oracle
3 16 (9.94%) HP
4 13 (8.07%) ICL
5 9 (5.59%) Fujitsu
5 9 (5.59%) Perforce
5 9 (5.59%) Curam
6 8 (4.97%) CA
7 7 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.73%) RedPrairie
9 4 (2.48%) JDA
9 4 (2.48%) Borland
10 3 (1.86%) Micro Focus
11 2 (1.24%) Syncsort
12 1 (0.62%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.62%) webMethods
12 1 (0.62%) Infor
12 1 (0.62%) Sun
12 1 (0.62%) Avaya
12 1 (0.62%) BEA
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