The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 504 474 423
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -51
Contract jobs citing COBOL 74 88 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.46% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 63
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£376 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £505 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £47.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +70.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.95 £45.60 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £49.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.60
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
18856 19016 20040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.45% 39.53% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12151 12159 12181
Average daily rate £398 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £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 383 514 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -20 23 £394 +7.87% 2
North West +4 12 £275 -38.88%
South West - 10 £433 -
East Midlands +7 7 £650 -
South East -9 7 £303 -15.43%
North East - 7 £535 - 4
East of England -23 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 1 £265 -37.64%
West Midlands -8 1 - - 3
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 78 (51.32%) Mainframe
2 76 (50.00%) DB2
3 61 (40.13%) IBM
4 46 (30.26%) JCL
4 46 (30.26%) CICS
5 37 (24.34%) SQL
6 34 (22.37%) Finance
7 28 (18.42%) Oracle
8 22 (14.47%) IBM Mainframe
9 21 (13.82%) Java
10 20 (13.16%) UNIX
11 16 (10.53%) Migration
11 16 (10.53%) PL/SQL
11 16 (10.53%) HP
12 15 (9.87%) iSeries
12 15 (9.87%) Oracle Database
13 14 (9.21%) VSAM
13 14 (9.21%) ICL
13 14 (9.21%) Systems Analysis
13 14 (9.21%) zOS
14 13 (8.55%) Middleware
14 13 (8.55%) Banking
14 13 (8.55%) Retail
14 13 (8.55%) VME
15 12 (7.89%) AS400
16 10 (6.58%) SOA
16 10 (6.58%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (6.58%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (6.58%) Open Source
16 10 (6.58%) Oracle BPM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 46 (30.26%) CICS
2 10 (6.58%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.95%) MQSeries
4 5 (3.29%) Exstream Dialogue
5 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.66%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) MS Office
1 7 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.29%) Exstream
3 4 (2.63%) BASE24
4 3 (1.97%) PRMS
4 3 (1.97%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) FTP
2 3 (1.97%) ATM
2 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.32%) APPN
3 2 (1.32%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) SSL
4 1 (0.66%) CTI
4 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (50.00%) DB2
2 15 (9.87%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.58%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (3.29%) Adabas
5 5 (3.29%) DataStage
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.97%) IDMS
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.32%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.66%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.66%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.63%) CA Gen
3 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.97%) Synon
3 3 (1.97%) XPEDITER
4 2 (1.32%) JMeter
4 2 (1.32%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.66%) Lombardi
General
1 34 (22.37%) Finance
2 13 (8.55%) Banking
2 13 (8.55%) Retail
3 5 (3.29%) Advertising
4 2 (1.32%) Automotive
4 2 (1.32%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.32%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.66%) French Language
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (40.13%) Developer
2 46 (30.26%) Analyst
3 17 (11.18%) Architect
4 14 (9.21%) COBOL Developer
5 13 (8.55%) Systems Analyst
5 13 (8.55%) Programmer
6 8 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (5.26%) Applications Architect
7 7 (4.61%) Mainframe Developer
7 7 (4.61%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.61%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (4.61%) Consultant
8 6 (3.95%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (3.29%) Systems Developer
9 5 (3.29%) Administrator
9 5 (3.29%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) Tester
10 4 (2.63%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.63%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.55%) Middleware
2 9 (5.92%) Oracle ADF
3 8 (5.26%) .NET
4 7 (4.61%) ISPF
5 4 (2.63%) J2EE
5 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.97%) XML
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.32%) APPC
7 2 (1.32%) Web Services
7 2 (1.32%) Synon Analyst Programmer
8 1 (0.66%) HTML
8 1 (0.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (51.32%) Mainframe
2 22 (14.47%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (9.87%) iSeries
4 14 (9.21%) VSAM
5 12 (7.89%) AS400
6 10 (6.58%) Open Source
7 6 (3.95%) Tandem
8 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.97%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.32%) Clustering
9 2 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.66%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.66%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.66%) EMV
10 1 (0.66%) EFT
10 1 (0.66%) EFTPOS
10 1 (0.66%) HACMP
10 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.16%) UNIX
2 14 (9.21%) zOS
3 13 (8.55%) VME
4 6 (3.95%) Linux
5 3 (1.97%) MVS
6 2 (1.32%) OS/400
6 2 (1.32%) Windows
6 2 (1.32%) AIX
6 2 (1.32%) Solaris
6 2 (1.32%) i5/OS
7 1 (0.66%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.53%) Migration
2 14 (9.21%) Systems Analysis
3 10 (6.58%) SOA
4 9 (5.92%) Waterfall
5 8 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 7 (4.61%) UML
6 7 (4.61%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.95%) ITIL
7 6 (3.95%) Change Management
8 5 (3.29%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.29%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.29%) Time Management
9 4 (2.63%) Performance Management
9 4 (2.63%) Data Analysis
9 4 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.63%) ETL
9 4 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (1.97%) System Testing
10 3 (1.97%) Project Management
10 3 (1.97%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.26%) JCL
2 37 (24.34%) SQL
3 21 (13.82%) Java
4 16 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.26%) Assembly Language
6 5 (3.29%) REXX
6 5 (3.29%) RPG
6 5 (3.29%) C#
6 5 (3.29%) NATURAL
6 5 (3.29%) SELCOPY
7 4 (2.63%) PL/1
8 3 (1.97%) RPG IV
8 3 (1.97%) C
9 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.66%) VBA
10 1 (0.66%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.66%) SQR
10 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.29%) RACF
2 4 (2.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) Tivoli
1 6 (3.95%) CA Endevor
2 3 (1.97%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.32%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 61 (40.13%) IBM
2 28 (18.42%) Oracle
3 16 (10.53%) HP
4 14 (9.21%) ICL
5 9 (5.92%) Fujitsu
5 9 (5.92%) Perforce
6 7 (4.61%) CA
6 7 (4.61%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.95%) RedPrairie
8 4 (2.63%) JDA
9 2 (1.32%) Syncsort
10 1 (0.66%) Infor
10 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.66%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.66%) Sun
10 1 (0.66%) Avaya
10 1 (0.66%) BEA
10 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.66%) Cisco
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