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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 511 471 455
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -16
Contract jobs citing COBOL 77 87 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.46% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 47
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£388 £360 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £219 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £360 £290
% change year-on-year
+18.05% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.95 £27.60
% change year-on-year
+119.43% -42.21%
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
19301 18820 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.98% 39.60% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12579 12134 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £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 387 501 688
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 £14.50 £15.97 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -35 23 £330 -8.33% 14
South West - 13 £500 -
North West -1 9 £313 -30.55% 6
South East -6 9 £325 -11.32% 5
East Midlands +14 8 £650 -
North East - 5 £550 - 5
West Midlands -16 4 £425 +30.76% 3
Yorkshire 0 3 £265 -32.48% 2
East of England -30 2 - - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 88 (53.66%) Mainframe
2 79 (48.17%) DB2
3 64 (39.02%) IBM
4 53 (32.32%) CICS
5 52 (31.71%) JCL
6 42 (25.61%) Finance
7 32 (19.51%) SQL
8 29 (17.68%) Oracle
9 24 (14.63%) UNIX
9 24 (14.63%) IBM Mainframe
10 23 (14.02%) Java
11 19 (11.59%) VSAM
12 17 (10.37%) Middleware
12 17 (10.37%) PL/SQL
13 16 (9.76%) ICL
14 15 (9.15%) Systems Analysis
14 15 (9.15%) Migration
14 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (9.15%) Banking
14 15 (9.15%) Oracle Database
14 15 (9.15%) HP
14 15 (9.15%) zOS
15 14 (8.54%) VME
15 14 (8.54%) Retail
16 13 (7.93%) iSeries
16 13 (7.93%) AS400
17 12 (7.32%) SOA
17 12 (7.32%) Waterfall
17 12 (7.32%) WebSphere
18 11 (6.71%) Oracle Forms

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 53 (32.32%) CICS
2 12 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.88%) MQSeries
4 7 (4.27%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (1.83%) StreamWeaver
6 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) MS Office
1 5 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (4.27%) Exstream
3 4 (2.44%) BASE24
4 3 (1.83%) PRMS
4 3 (1.83%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.61%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.44%) ATM
1 4 (2.44%) FTP
2 3 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.22%) SSL
3 2 (1.22%) HTTP
3 2 (1.22%) Internet
3 2 (1.22%) APPN
4 1 (0.61%) SSH
4 1 (0.61%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.61%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (48.17%) DB2
2 15 (9.15%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.10%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (4.88%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (4.27%) DataStage
6 5 (3.05%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.05%) Adabas
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.22%) IDMS
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.22%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.61%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.61%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 11 (6.71%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.83%) CA Gen
3 3 (1.83%) XPEDITER
3 3 (1.83%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.22%) JMeter
5 1 (0.61%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.61%) PowerDesigner
General
1 42 (25.61%) Finance
2 15 (9.15%) Banking
3 14 (8.54%) Retail
4 5 (3.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.22%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.22%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (43.29%) Developer
2 47 (28.66%) Analyst
3 19 (11.59%) Architect
4 18 (10.98%) COBOL Developer
5 15 (9.15%) Systems Analyst
6 10 (6.10%) Mainframe Developer
7 9 (5.49%) Programmer
7 9 (5.49%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (4.88%) Applications Architect
9 7 (4.27%) Administrator
9 7 (4.27%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.27%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.27%) Consultant
10 5 (3.05%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.05%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (3.05%) Systems Developer
10 5 (3.05%) AS400 Developer
11 4 (2.44%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.37%) Middleware
2 10 (6.10%) .NET
3 9 (5.49%) Oracle ADF
4 7 (4.27%) ISPF
5 5 (3.05%) J2EE
6 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.44%) XML
7 3 (1.83%) HTML
7 3 (1.83%) Web Services
8 2 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.22%) APPC
9 1 (0.61%) Spring
9 1 (0.61%) Java EE
9 1 (0.61%) jQuery
9 1 (0.61%) XSLT
9 1 (0.61%) XHTML
9 1 (0.61%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 88 (53.66%) Mainframe
2 24 (14.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (11.59%) VSAM
4 13 (7.93%) iSeries
4 13 (7.93%) AS400
5 10 (6.10%) Open Source
6 6 (3.66%) Tandem
7 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.22%) Clustering
8 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.22%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.61%) EMV
9 1 (0.61%) EFT
9 1 (0.61%) EFTPOS
9 1 (0.61%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.63%) UNIX
2 15 (9.15%) zOS
3 14 (8.54%) VME
4 11 (6.71%) Linux
5 5 (3.05%) MVS
6 4 (2.44%) AIX
7 3 (1.83%) Solaris
7 3 (1.83%) Windows
8 2 (1.22%) OS/400
8 2 (1.22%) i5/OS
9 1 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.15%) Migration
1 15 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (9.15%) Systems Analysis
2 12 (7.32%) SOA
2 12 (7.32%) Waterfall
3 9 (5.49%) UML
4 8 (4.88%) Programme Management
5 7 (4.27%) E-Commerce
5 7 (4.27%) ITIL
6 5 (3.05%) Data Analysis
6 5 (3.05%) Business Analysis
6 5 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (3.05%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.05%) Time Management
7 4 (2.44%) System Testing
7 4 (2.44%) Data Modelling
7 4 (2.44%) ETL
8 3 (1.83%) Project Management
8 3 (1.83%) Change Management
8 3 (1.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (31.71%) JCL
2 32 (19.51%) SQL
3 23 (14.02%) Java
4 17 (10.37%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.88%) Assembly Language
6 7 (4.27%) REXX
6 7 (4.27%) C#
7 5 (3.05%) RPG
7 5 (3.05%) C
7 5 (3.05%) NATURAL
7 5 (3.05%) SELCOPY
8 4 (2.44%) PL/1
9 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.83%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.22%) VB
10 2 (1.22%) C++
10 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.61%) Perl
11 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.05%) RACF
2 4 (2.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) Tivoli
1 6 (3.66%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.44%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.22%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 64 (39.02%) IBM
2 29 (17.68%) Oracle
3 16 (9.76%) ICL
4 15 (9.15%) HP
5 9 (5.49%) Fujitsu
5 9 (5.49%) Perforce
6 7 (4.27%) CA
7 6 (3.66%) RedPrairie
8 5 (3.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.44%) JDA
10 2 (1.22%) Syncsort
11 1 (0.61%) Infor
11 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.61%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.61%) Northgate
11 1 (0.61%) Intel
11 1 (0.61%) Avaya
11 1 (0.61%) BEA
11 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.61%) SAP
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