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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 485 489 466
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing COBOL 104 70 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.39% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 33
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£333 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.87% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £246 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £333 £301
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.25 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - £37.50
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
19115 18064 17340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.89% 38.25% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 11695 10759
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 526 693
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
South East -12 22 £273 -24.03% 1
London -12 18 £350 -13.31% 3
North East - 17 £330 -
North West +4 13 £400 +23.07% 2
East Midlands - 10 £263 -
Yorkshire -5 7 £350 +7.69%
West Midlands -10 6 £383 - 1
South West -20 4 £256 -34.29%
East of England -16 3 £350 +45.83% 2
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 82 (45.30%) Mainframe
2 72 (39.78%) DB2
3 59 (32.60%) CICS
4 58 (32.04%) IBM
5 52 (28.73%) JCL
6 48 (26.52%) Finance
7 40 (22.10%) SQL
8 28 (15.47%) VSAM
9 27 (14.92%) Java
10 26 (14.36%) VME
11 25 (13.81%) AS400
12 23 (12.71%) UNIX
13 22 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (11.05%) IBM Mainframe
14 20 (11.05%) iSeries
15 19 (10.50%) Migration
16 17 (9.39%) Linux
16 17 (9.39%) Oracle
16 17 (9.39%) Micro Focus
17 16 (8.84%) HP
18 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
19 14 (7.73%) Assembly Language
19 14 (7.73%) REXX
20 13 (7.18%) zOS
20 13 (7.18%) Middleware
20 13 (7.18%) NATURAL
20 13 (7.18%) C
20 13 (7.18%) Web Services
20 13 (7.18%) Adabas
20 13 (7.18%) Logistics

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 59 (32.60%) CICS
2 9 (4.97%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.97%) SAS
3 7 (3.87%) Exstream Dialogue
4 6 (3.31%) MQSeries
5 5 (2.76%) Tuxedo
6 3 (1.66%) StreamWeaver
7 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 2 (1.10%) JBoss
7 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.55%) Apache
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.97%) MS Office
2 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Exstream
2 3 (1.66%) BASE24
3 2 (1.10%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.10%) PRMS
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.55%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.97%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.87%) FTP
3 6 (3.31%) Internet
4 5 (2.76%) HTTP
4 5 (2.76%) APPN
5 4 (2.21%) SSL
6 3 (1.66%) SNA
6 3 (1.66%) ATM
6 3 (1.66%) LAN
6 3 (1.66%) WAN
6 3 (1.66%) SSH
7 2 (1.10%) X.25
8 1 (0.55%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (39.78%) DB2
2 13 (7.18%) Adabas
3 9 (4.97%) DataStage
3 9 (4.97%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.76%) Easytrieve
5 5 (2.76%) Pentaho
6 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.66%) NonStop SQL
8 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.10%) Ingres
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.66%) XPEDITER
5 2 (1.10%) JMeter
5 2 (1.10%) Rational Rose
5 2 (1.10%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.55%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.55%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.55%) ChangeMan
General
1 48 (26.52%) Finance
2 12 (6.63%) Banking
3 9 (4.97%) Retail
4 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.21%) Advertising
6 4 (2.21%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.10%) Back Office
7 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.10%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 73 (40.33%) Developer
2 43 (23.76%) Analyst
3 23 (12.71%) COBOL Developer
4 18 (9.94%) Programmer
5 16 (8.84%) Consultant
5 16 (8.84%) Mainframe Developer
6 15 (8.29%) Architect
7 10 (5.52%) Analyst Developer
8 9 (4.97%) Applications Developer
8 9 (4.97%) COBOL Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.87%) CICS Programmer
9 7 (3.87%) Administrator
10 6 (3.31%) Applications Consultant
11 5 (2.76%) Mainframe Consultant
11 5 (2.76%) Mainframe Architect
11 5 (2.76%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 5 (2.76%) Systems Programmer
11 5 (2.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.18%) Middleware
1 13 (7.18%) Web Services
2 9 (4.97%) .NET
3 7 (3.87%) HTML
4 6 (3.31%) XML
4 6 (3.31%) J2EE
5 5 (2.76%) APPC
6 4 (2.21%) ISPF
7 3 (1.66%) Struts
7 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.66%) Spring
8 2 (1.10%) JPA
8 2 (1.10%) Java EE
8 2 (1.10%) jQuery
8 2 (1.10%) WCF
8 2 (1.10%) XHTML
8 2 (1.10%) XSLT
8 2 (1.10%) SOAP
8 2 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.55%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 82 (45.30%) Mainframe
2 28 (15.47%) VSAM
3 25 (13.81%) AS400
4 20 (11.05%) IBM Mainframe
4 20 (11.05%) iSeries
5 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.31%) Tandem
7 4 (2.21%) Open Source
7 4 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.66%) Clustering
8 3 (1.66%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.10%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.10%) HACMP
9 2 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.55%) CMDB
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.36%) VME
2 23 (12.71%) UNIX
3 17 (9.39%) Linux
4 13 (7.18%) zOS
5 7 (3.87%) Windows
6 6 (3.31%) AIX
7 5 (2.76%) Solaris
7 5 (2.76%) OS/400
7 5 (2.76%) i5/OS
8 3 (1.66%) MVS
8 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.50%) Migration
3 13 (7.18%) Logistics
4 10 (5.52%) Waterfall
4 10 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (4.97%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (4.97%) System Testing
6 8 (4.42%) Project Management
7 7 (3.87%) ERP
8 6 (3.31%) Change Management
8 6 (3.31%) Scrum
8 6 (3.31%) Integration Testing
8 6 (3.31%) Test Scripting
9 5 (2.76%) UML
9 5 (2.76%) ITIL
10 4 (2.21%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.21%) SOA
11 3 (1.66%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.73%) JCL
2 40 (22.10%) SQL
3 27 (14.92%) Java
4 14 (7.73%) Assembly Language
4 14 (7.73%) REXX
5 13 (7.18%) NATURAL
5 13 (7.18%) C
6 8 (4.42%) C#
6 8 (4.42%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.42%) RPG
6 8 (4.42%) PL/1
7 6 (3.31%) SELCOPY
8 4 (2.21%) VB
9 3 (1.66%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.66%) C++
9 3 (1.66%) VB6
10 2 (1.10%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.21%) Degree
3 3 (1.66%) IBM Certification
4 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) OCP
5 1 (0.55%) OCA
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.55%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.66%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (1.66%) PowerHA
3 2 (1.10%) RACF
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.76%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (2.76%) CA Endevor
2 5 (2.76%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.10%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 58 (32.04%) IBM
2 17 (9.39%) Oracle
2 17 (9.39%) Micro Focus
3 16 (8.84%) HP
4 12 (6.63%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.87%) ICL
6 4 (2.21%) Fujitsu
6 4 (2.21%) CA
7 3 (1.66%) NetIQ
8 2 (1.10%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.10%) Northgate
8 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.55%) Borland
9 1 (0.55%) Sun
9 1 (0.55%) Intel
9 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.55%) SAP
9 1 (0.55%) Perforce
9 1 (0.55%) Infor
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 10 days ago