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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 494 460 482
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +22
Contract jobs citing COBOL 85 91 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 38
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£353 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £383 £284
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +34.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.70 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +17.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.95 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+119.43% -40.92%
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
19554 18830 19381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.28% 39.39% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13145 12286 11706
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 511 659
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -21 20 £330 -12.00% 4
South East -3 17 £300 -25.00% 5
North West -2 14 £400 +3.22%
South West -27 7 £500 +28.20%
Yorkshire -4 6 - - 2
West Midlands -17 6 £338 +3.84%
East Midlands - 6 £281 - 2
North East - 5 £355 - 1
East of England -24 2 - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 90 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 68 (41.98%) IBM
3 67 (41.36%) DB2
4 53 (32.72%) JCL
5 50 (30.86%) CICS
6 47 (29.01%) Finance
7 28 (17.28%) IBM Mainframe
8 25 (15.43%) VSAM
9 23 (14.20%) SQL
10 22 (13.58%) Java
10 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (11.73%) Oracle
12 17 (10.49%) zOS
13 16 (9.88%) Banking
13 16 (9.88%) AS400
14 15 (9.26%) Systems Analysis
14 15 (9.26%) VME
14 15 (9.26%) UNIX
15 14 (8.64%) Linux
15 14 (8.64%) iSeries
15 14 (8.64%) Migration
16 13 (8.02%) REXX
17 12 (7.41%) HP
17 12 (7.41%) Middleware
17 12 (7.41%) .NET
17 12 (7.41%) Retail
18 11 (6.79%) PL/SQL
18 11 (6.79%) Assembly Language
19 10 (6.17%) J2EE
20 9 (5.56%) WebSphere

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 50 (30.86%) CICS
2 9 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.94%) MQSeries
4 7 (4.32%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (1.85%) StreamWeaver
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.23%) JBoss
6 2 (1.23%) SAS
7 1 (0.62%) Apache
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.32%) MS Excel
1 7 (4.32%) MS Office
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Exstream
2 5 (3.09%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.85%) PRMS
3 3 (1.85%) BASE24
4 2 (1.23%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.62%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) FTP
2 3 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.85%) ATM
2 3 (1.85%) SSL
3 2 (1.23%) APPN
3 2 (1.23%) Internet
3 2 (1.23%) HTTP
4 1 (0.62%) CTI
4 1 (0.62%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (41.36%) DB2
2 9 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.94%) Adabas
4 6 (3.70%) DataStage
4 6 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (3.09%) Easytrieve
6 4 (2.47%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.23%) IDMS
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.23%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.23%) Ingres
7 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.85%) Rational Rose
3 3 (1.85%) XPEDITER
3 3 (1.85%) CA Gen
4 2 (1.23%) JMeter
4 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.62%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.62%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.62%) Lombardi
General
1 47 (29.01%) Finance
2 16 (9.88%) Banking
3 12 (7.41%) Retail
4 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.47%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.85%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.23%) Automotive
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (40.74%) Developer
2 49 (30.25%) Analyst
3 18 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 17 (10.49%) Architect
5 15 (9.26%) Systems Analyst
6 12 (7.41%) Mainframe Developer
7 10 (6.17%) Technical Architect
7 10 (6.17%) Programmer
7 10 (6.17%) Analyst Developer
8 9 (5.56%) Administrator
8 9 (5.56%) Consultant
9 6 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.09%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.09%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (3.09%) AS400 Developer
10 5 (3.09%) Mainframe Architect
11 4 (2.47%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.47%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.41%) Middleware
1 12 (7.41%) .NET
2 10 (6.17%) J2EE
3 7 (4.32%) ISPF
4 6 (3.70%) HTML
5 4 (2.47%) Oracle ADF
5 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.47%) Web Services
6 3 (1.85%) XML
6 3 (1.85%) Struts
6 3 (1.85%) Spring
7 2 (1.23%) jQuery
7 2 (1.23%) Java EE
7 2 (1.23%) JPA
7 2 (1.23%) APPC
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.23%) SOAP
7 2 (1.23%) XHTML
8 1 (0.62%) XSLT
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 90 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 28 (17.28%) IBM Mainframe
3 25 (15.43%) VSAM
4 16 (9.88%) AS400
5 14 (8.64%) iSeries
6 4 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.47%) Open Source
6 4 (2.47%) Tandem
7 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.85%) Clustering
7 3 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.23%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.62%) HACMP
9 1 (0.62%) LPAR
9 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.49%) zOS
2 15 (9.26%) VME
2 15 (9.26%) UNIX
3 14 (8.64%) Linux
4 6 (3.70%) AIX
5 5 (3.09%) Solaris
6 4 (2.47%) MVS
6 4 (2.47%) Windows
7 2 (1.23%) i5/OS
7 2 (1.23%) OS/400
8 1 (0.62%) SUSE
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.26%) Systems Analysis
3 14 (8.64%) Migration
4 9 (5.56%) UML
4 9 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 8 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (4.94%) SOA
6 7 (4.32%) ITIL
7 6 (3.70%) Data Analysis
7 6 (3.70%) Change Management
8 5 (3.09%) Logistics
8 5 (3.09%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.09%) Scrum
8 5 (3.09%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.47%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.47%) System Testing
9 4 (2.47%) Time Management
9 4 (2.47%) Project Management
9 4 (2.47%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.72%) JCL
2 23 (14.20%) SQL
3 22 (13.58%) Java
4 13 (8.02%) REXX
5 11 (6.79%) PL/SQL
5 11 (6.79%) Assembly Language
6 8 (4.94%) NATURAL
6 8 (4.94%) C#
7 7 (4.32%) C
8 5 (3.09%) RPG
8 5 (3.09%) PL/1
8 5 (3.09%) SELCOPY
9 3 (1.85%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.85%) VB
9 3 (1.85%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.23%) VB6
10 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.23%) Perl
10 2 (1.23%) C++
11 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) OCP
3 1 (0.62%) OCA
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) RACF
2 4 (2.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) Tivoli
1 5 (3.09%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.47%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.23%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.62%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 68 (41.98%) IBM
2 19 (11.73%) Oracle
3 12 (7.41%) HP
4 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.32%) CA
5 7 (4.32%) ICL
6 5 (3.09%) Micro Focus
7 4 (2.47%) Fujitsu
7 4 (2.47%) Perforce
8 2 (1.23%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.23%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.23%) Northgate
8 2 (1.23%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.62%) SAP
9 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco
9 1 (0.62%) Sun
9 1 (0.62%) Intel
9 1 (0.62%) Avaya
9 1 (0.62%) BEA
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