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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 549 525 519
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing COBOL 57 89 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.45% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 47
Median daily rate £423 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £555 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.75 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -25.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.14%
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
18629 19663 19372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.63% 38.96% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12887 13517 13390
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 501 398
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.12 £16.33 £16.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
London +24 23 £490 +15.29%
South East +13 9 £300 -29.41% 4
North West +7 7 £423 -11.97% 2
East Midlands -8 5 £344 -19.11% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
South West +6 3 £324 -7.50% 1
West Midlands -12 3 £316 - 1
East of England -8 2 £325 +54.76%
North East -34 1 - - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 79 (41.36%) Mainframe
2 63 (32.98%) Java
3 60 (31.41%) SQL
4 54 (28.27%) Oracle
5 52 (27.23%) C
6 49 (25.65%) DB2
7 47 (24.61%) Finance
8 38 (19.90%) Unix
9 36 (18.85%) Linux
10 35 (18.32%) JCL
11 32 (16.75%) Micro Focus
11 32 (16.75%) IBM
11 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (14.66%) Tuxedo
12 28 (14.66%) VME
13 27 (14.14%) Shell Script
14 25 (13.09%) Banking
14 25 (13.09%) Migration
15 22 (11.52%) Business Analysis
16 21 (10.99%) Clustering
16 21 (10.99%) HTML
16 21 (10.99%) Relational Database
16 21 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (10.47%) Oracle Database
18 18 (9.42%) Project Management
18 18 (9.42%) J2EE
18 18 (9.42%) Waterfall
19 17 (8.90%) Bash Shell
19 17 (8.90%) C++
19 17 (8.90%) RDBMS

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 28 (14.66%) Tuxedo
2 16 (8.38%) CICS
3 6 (3.14%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.57%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.52%) Commerce Server 2007
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.52%) TPMS
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.24%) MS Office
2 9 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) BASE24
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.57%) Office 365
2 2 (1.05%) Yammer
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.28%) Internet
2 6 (3.14%) ATM
2 6 (3.14%) WebEx
3 4 (2.09%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.52%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.65%) DB2
2 21 (10.99%) Relational Database
3 20 (10.47%) Oracle Database
4 17 (8.90%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.14%) IDMS
6 5 (2.62%) MS Access
7 4 (2.09%) Essbase
8 3 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.57%) NonStop SQL
8 3 (1.57%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.05%) IMS/DB
9 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.52%) Adabas
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Eclipse
1 5 (2.62%) Subversion
1 5 (2.62%) Toad
1 5 (2.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.57%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.52%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.52%) ERwin
3 1 (0.52%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.52%) Firebug
3 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.52%) JMeter
3 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.52%) The Grinder
General
1 47 (24.61%) Finance
2 25 (13.09%) Banking
3 8 (4.19%) Retail
4 5 (2.62%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (1.57%) Back Office
5 3 (1.57%) French Language
5 3 (1.57%) Marketing
5 3 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Automotive
6 2 (1.05%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (49.21%) Developer
2 53 (27.75%) Analyst
3 37 (19.37%) COBOL Developer
4 19 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.38%) Programmer
6 13 (6.81%) Mainframe Developer
7 10 (5.24%) COBOL Programmer
8 9 (4.71%) C Developer
9 8 (4.19%) COBOL Analyst
9 8 (4.19%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.19%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) Unix Developer
11 6 (3.14%) DB2 Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.14%) SQL Programmer
12 5 (2.62%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.62%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.99%) HTML
2 18 (9.42%) J2EE
3 10 (5.24%) Middleware
4 9 (4.71%) .NET
5 6 (3.14%) CSS
5 6 (3.14%) XML
6 3 (1.57%) JSP
6 3 (1.57%) Spring
7 2 (1.05%) ISPF
7 2 (1.05%) REST
7 2 (1.05%) SOAP
8 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.52%) COM
8 1 (0.52%) jQuery
8 1 (0.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 79 (41.36%) Mainframe
2 21 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.99%) Clustering
3 15 (7.85%) Client/Server
4 13 (6.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (6.28%) Tandem
6 7 (3.66%) AS400
6 7 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.14%) EMV
7 6 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.09%) VSAM
9 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.57%) EFT
10 2 (1.05%) Equities
10 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.05%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Blog
11 1 (0.52%) PDA
11 1 (0.52%) Replication
11 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.90%) Unix
2 36 (18.85%) Linux
3 28 (14.66%) VME
4 14 (7.33%) MVS
5 11 (5.76%) Windows
6 10 (5.24%) zOS
7 7 (3.66%) AIX
8 6 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Stratus VOS
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.09%) Migration
3 22 (11.52%) Business Analysis
4 18 (9.42%) Project Management
4 18 (9.42%) Waterfall
5 16 (8.38%) SDLC
6 12 (6.28%) Test Strategy
7 11 (5.76%) Data Modelling
7 11 (5.76%) Process Improvement
8 10 (5.24%) Time Management
9 9 (4.71%) Unit Testing
9 9 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.19%) ITIL
11 7 (3.66%) OO
11 7 (3.66%) RUP
11 7 (3.66%) Translating Business Requirements
12 6 (3.14%) Coaching
12 6 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.14%) Release Management
12 6 (3.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.98%) Java
2 60 (31.41%) SQL
3 52 (27.23%) C
4 35 (18.32%) JCL
5 27 (14.14%) Shell Script
6 17 (8.90%) Bash Shell
6 17 (8.90%) C++
7 16 (8.38%) PL/SQL
8 14 (7.33%) VB
9 10 (5.24%) Perl
9 10 (5.24%) VC++
10 9 (4.71%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.66%) C#
12 6 (3.14%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.09%) REXX
14 3 (1.57%) LINC
15 2 (1.05%) ANSI C
15 2 (1.05%) PL/1
15 2 (1.05%) RPG
15 2 (1.05%) Visual J++
Qualifications
1 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (2.62%) Degree
3 5 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.09%) ISEB
4 4 (2.09%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) SEPA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (4.71%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (1.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (1.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (1.57%) CA Endevor
1 3 (1.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.05%) Control-M
3 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 54 (28.27%) Oracle
2 32 (16.75%) IBM
2 32 (16.75%) Micro Focus
3 15 (7.85%) ICL
4 12 (6.28%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.71%) webMethods
6 8 (4.19%) Informatica
7 6 (3.14%) Pega
8 5 (2.62%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.09%) Perforce
9 4 (2.09%) SAP
10 3 (1.57%) Unisys
11 2 (1.05%) BEA
11 2 (1.05%) Fujitsu
11 2 (1.05%) HP
11 2 (1.05%) Infor
11 2 (1.05%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.05%) Remedy
11 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.52%) Avaloq
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