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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 450 490 459
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -31
Contract jobs citing COBOL 143 78 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 44 32
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£375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £224 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £536 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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
18380 18021 15987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.94% 37.42% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12427 12052 10098
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 424 582
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
North East +12 32 £356 -
London +11 26 £425 +13.33% 4
North West +4 25 £375 +20.00% 8
West Midlands +7 21 £270 -10.00% 7
South East -11 10 £325 +8.33% 5
Yorkshire -20 10 £375 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +2 7 £260 -60.00% 3
East of England +6 4 £370 +19.35%
South West +12 1 £275 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 123 (49.20%) Mainframe
2 104 (41.60%) DB2
3 75 (30.00%) CICS
4 69 (27.60%) JCL
5 63 (25.20%) SQL
6 60 (24.00%) Finance
7 55 (22.00%) VME
8 37 (14.80%) UNIX
9 36 (14.40%) Banking
9 36 (14.40%) IBM
10 35 (14.00%) Relational Database
11 32 (12.80%) Migration
12 31 (12.40%) Assembly Language
13 26 (10.40%) Java
14 24 (9.60%) Micro Focus
14 24 (9.60%) Oracle
15 23 (9.20%) QA
16 22 (8.80%) VSAM
17 21 (8.40%) Linux
17 21 (8.40%) Security Cleared
18 20 (8.00%) REXX
19 19 (7.60%) ISPF
20 18 (7.20%) Project Management
20 18 (7.20%) Web Services
20 18 (7.20%) RDBMS
21 17 (6.80%) zOS
21 17 (6.80%) IBM Mainframe
21 17 (6.80%) Integration Testing
22 16 (6.40%) Data Conversion
23 15 (6.00%) Analytical Skills

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 75 (30.00%) CICS
2 13 (5.20%) SAS
2 13 (5.20%) Tuxedo
3 10 (4.00%) MQSeries
4 7 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.20%) Apache
5 3 (1.20%) Confluence
6 2 (0.80%) JBoss
6 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.80%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.80%) TPMS
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.20%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.40%) FTP
3 4 (1.60%) Internet
4 3 (1.20%) APPN
4 3 (1.20%) HTTP
4 3 (1.20%) LAN
4 3 (1.20%) WAN
4 3 (1.20%) SNA
5 2 (0.80%) X.25
5 2 (0.80%) SSH
6 1 (0.40%) SAN
6 1 (0.40%) RIP
6 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (41.60%) DB2
2 35 (14.00%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.20%) RDBMS
4 13 (5.20%) DataStage
5 9 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.40%) Adabas
7 4 (1.60%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.20%) NonStop SQL
8 3 (1.20%) UniData
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.40%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.40%) MySQL
9 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.60%) CA Gen
3 6 (2.40%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.60%) JIRA
5 3 (1.20%) ChangeMan
5 3 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.20%) JUnit
6 2 (0.80%) Toad
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.80%) XPEDITER
7 1 (0.40%) Maven
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.40%) Hudson
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (0.40%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.40%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (24.00%) Finance
2 36 (14.40%) Banking
3 10 (4.00%) Retail
4 7 (2.80%) Dutch Language
4 7 (2.80%) French Language
5 6 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.00%) Billing
7 4 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.20%) Back Office
9 2 (0.80%) Law
9 2 (0.80%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (25.60%) Developer
2 50 (20.00%) Analyst
3 37 (14.80%) COBOL Developer
4 32 (12.80%) Programmer
5 25 (10.00%) Architect
6 20 (8.00%) COBOL Analyst
7 19 (7.60%) Technical Leader
8 18 (7.20%) Mainframe Developer
9 17 (6.80%) Test Manager
10 14 (5.60%) DBA
11 13 (5.20%) Project Manager
11 13 (5.20%) Analyst Programmer
12 9 (3.60%) COBOL Programmer
12 9 (3.60%) Applications Architect
12 9 (3.60%) Systems Programmer
12 9 (3.60%) CICS Systems Programmer
12 9 (3.60%) CICS Programmer
13 8 (3.20%) Technical Design Leader
13 8 (3.20%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.60%) ISPF
2 18 (7.20%) Web Services
3 13 (5.20%) XML
4 10 (4.00%) Middleware
5 8 (3.20%) .NET
6 6 (2.40%) HTML
7 5 (2.00%) Java EE
8 4 (1.60%) Spring
9 3 (1.20%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.20%) APPC
9 3 (1.20%) SOAP
10 2 (0.80%) Java EE 5
10 2 (0.80%) JPA
10 2 (0.80%) J2EE
10 2 (0.80%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.80%) WSDL
10 2 (0.80%) JAXB
10 2 (0.80%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.80%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 123 (49.20%) Mainframe
2 22 (8.80%) VSAM
3 17 (6.80%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (6.40%) Data Conversion
5 15 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.20%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.80%) BYOD
9 5 (2.00%) AS400
9 5 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.60%) iSeries
10 4 (1.60%) Tandem
11 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.80%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.80%) W3C
12 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.40%) Economics
13 1 (0.40%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.00%) VME
2 37 (14.80%) UNIX
3 21 (8.40%) Linux
4 17 (6.80%) zOS
5 10 (4.00%) Solaris
6 9 (3.60%) AIX
7 5 (2.00%) Windows
8 4 (1.60%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.20%) i5/OS
9 3 (1.20%) SUSE
9 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.80%) OS/400
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.40%) MVS
11 1 (0.40%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.80%) Migration
2 18 (7.20%) Project Management
3 17 (6.80%) Integration Testing
4 15 (6.00%) Automated Testing
4 15 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (5.60%) SDLC
6 12 (4.80%) Mentoring
7 11 (4.40%) Test Scripting
8 10 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (4.00%) Change Management
9 9 (3.60%) Data Modelling
10 7 (2.80%) Validation
10 7 (2.80%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.80%) Test Strategy
10 7 (2.80%) Technical Analysis
11 6 (2.40%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.40%) Test Automation
11 6 (2.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.40%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (2.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (27.60%) JCL
2 63 (25.20%) SQL
3 31 (12.40%) Assembly Language
4 26 (10.40%) Java
5 20 (8.00%) REXX
6 13 (5.20%) SELCOPY
7 9 (3.60%) C
8 8 (3.20%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.80%) RPG
9 7 (2.80%) C#
9 7 (2.80%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.00%) NATURAL
11 3 (1.20%) PL/1
11 3 (1.20%) Python
11 3 (1.20%) Perl
12 2 (0.80%) Caml Language
12 2 (0.80%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.00%) Degree
3 7 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.20%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.80%) OCP
5 2 (0.80%) OCA
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.80%) OCAJ
6 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.20%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.20%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (2.80%) CA Endevor
2 3 (1.20%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (0.80%) HP SIM
3 2 (0.80%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.40%) Control-M
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (14.40%) IBM
2 24 (9.60%) Micro Focus
2 24 (9.60%) Oracle
3 11 (4.40%) CA
4 8 (3.20%) HP
5 6 (2.40%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.40%) BMC
6 4 (1.60%) SAP
6 4 (1.60%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.20%) ICL
7 3 (1.20%) NetIQ
8 2 (0.80%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.80%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (0.80%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.80%) VMware
8 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.80%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.80%) Actimize
9 1 (0.40%) JDA
9 1 (0.40%) Retek
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago