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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 482 479 477
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 98 79 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 36
Average daily rate
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£330 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £395 £301
% change year-on-year
-16.69% +31.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 £15.95 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.64% -68.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £15.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+147.64% -57.46%
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
19494 18375 17841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.37% 38.64% 38.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13322 12014 10941
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 518 612
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £47.50
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -7 22 £250 -37.50% 2
London -34 18 £330 -17.50% 10
North West +9 15 £364 +12.02% 1
North East - 11 £330 -
Yorkshire -3 9 £350 +7.69% 4
East Midlands - 7 £263 - 5
West Midlands -11 6 £338 +3.84%
South West -27 6 £344 -11.85%
East of England -16 1 - - 1
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 91 (51.12%) Mainframe
2 70 (39.33%) IBM
3 65 (36.52%) DB2
4 57 (32.02%) JCL
5 56 (31.46%) CICS
6 48 (26.97%) Finance
7 28 (15.73%) IBM Mainframe
8 27 (15.17%) SQL
9 26 (14.61%) VSAM
10 24 (13.48%) AS400
11 23 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (12.36%) Java
13 21 (11.80%) VME
14 19 (10.67%) iSeries
15 18 (10.11%) Migration
16 17 (9.55%) Banking
16 17 (9.55%) Oracle
16 17 (9.55%) zOS
17 16 (8.99%) UNIX
18 15 (8.43%) Systems Analysis
19 14 (7.87%) Linux
19 14 (7.87%) REXX
20 13 (7.30%) Assembly Language
20 13 (7.30%) HP
21 12 (6.74%) Middleware
21 12 (6.74%) Micro Focus
21 12 (6.74%) .NET
21 12 (6.74%) Logistics
21 12 (6.74%) Retail
22 10 (5.62%) Adabas

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 56 (31.46%) CICS
2 9 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.49%) MQSeries
4 7 (3.93%) Exstream Dialogue
5 4 (2.25%) SAS
6 3 (1.69%) StreamWeaver
6 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.12%) JBoss
7 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) MS Office
2 7 (3.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Exstream
2 3 (1.69%) PRMS
2 3 (1.69%) BASE24
3 2 (1.12%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.56%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.81%) FTP
2 4 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.69%) SSL
3 3 (1.69%) HTTP
3 3 (1.69%) ATM
3 3 (1.69%) Internet
3 3 (1.69%) APPN
4 1 (0.56%) SSH
4 1 (0.56%) LAN
4 1 (0.56%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.56%) CTI
4 1 (0.56%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (36.52%) DB2
2 10 (5.62%) Adabas
3 8 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.93%) DataStage
5 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.81%) Easytrieve
7 3 (1.69%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.12%) IDMS
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.12%) Ingres
8 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.69%) XPEDITER
2 3 (1.69%) CA Gen
3 2 (1.12%) JMeter
3 2 (1.12%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.12%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.56%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.56%) Lombardi
General
1 48 (26.97%) Finance
2 17 (9.55%) Banking
3 12 (6.74%) Retail
4 5 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.25%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.69%) Advertising
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
7 2 (1.12%) Automotive
7 2 (1.12%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (41.57%) Developer
2 51 (28.65%) Analyst
3 21 (11.80%) COBOL Developer
4 15 (8.43%) Mainframe Developer
5 14 (7.87%) Systems Analyst
5 14 (7.87%) Architect
6 12 (6.74%) Consultant
6 12 (6.74%) Programmer
7 10 (5.62%) Analyst Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Administrator
9 7 (3.93%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.37%) Applications Consultant
11 5 (2.81%) Analyst Programmer
11 5 (2.81%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Developer Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) COBOL Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) AS400 Developer
11 5 (2.81%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.74%) .NET
1 12 (6.74%) Middleware
2 9 (5.06%) J2EE
3 7 (3.93%) Web Services
3 7 (3.93%) ISPF
4 6 (3.37%) HTML
5 3 (1.69%) APPC
5 3 (1.69%) Struts
5 3 (1.69%) Spring
5 3 (1.69%) XML
5 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.12%) SOAP
6 2 (1.12%) XHTML
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.12%) JPA
6 2 (1.12%) Java EE
6 2 (1.12%) WCF
6 2 (1.12%) jQuery
7 1 (0.56%) Java EE 5
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 91 (51.12%) Mainframe
2 28 (15.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 26 (14.61%) VSAM
4 24 (13.48%) AS400
5 19 (10.67%) iSeries
6 4 (2.25%) Open Source
6 4 (2.25%) Tandem
7 3 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.69%) Clustering
7 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.56%) LPAR
9 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) HACMP
9 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.80%) VME
2 17 (9.55%) zOS
3 16 (8.99%) UNIX
4 14 (7.87%) Linux
5 6 (3.37%) AIX
6 5 (2.81%) Solaris
6 5 (2.81%) Windows
7 3 (1.69%) MVS
7 3 (1.69%) OS/400
7 3 (1.69%) i5/OS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) SUSE
8 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (10.11%) Migration
3 15 (8.43%) Systems Analysis
4 12 (6.74%) Logistics
5 9 (5.06%) Waterfall
5 9 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (4.49%) UML
7 7 (3.93%) ERP
7 7 (3.93%) System Testing
8 6 (3.37%) ITIL
8 6 (3.37%) Change Management
8 6 (3.37%) Scrum
9 5 (2.81%) Business Analysis
9 5 (2.81%) Project Management
9 5 (2.81%) Data Analysis
9 5 (2.81%) Test Scripting
10 4 (2.25%) Integration Testing
10 4 (2.25%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.02%) JCL
2 27 (15.17%) SQL
3 22 (12.36%) Java
4 14 (7.87%) REXX
5 13 (7.30%) Assembly Language
6 10 (5.62%) NATURAL
7 8 (4.49%) C
7 8 (4.49%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.93%) RPG
8 7 (3.93%) C#
9 6 (3.37%) PL/1
9 6 (3.37%) SELCOPY
10 4 (2.25%) VB
11 3 (1.69%) VB6
11 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.69%) RPG IV
12 2 (1.12%) C++
12 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.12%) Perl
13 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.25%) Degree
3 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) OCAJ
4 1 (0.56%) OCP
4 1 (0.56%) OCA
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.81%) RACF
2 4 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) Tivoli
1 5 (2.81%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.25%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (1.69%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 70 (39.33%) IBM
2 17 (9.55%) Oracle
3 13 (7.30%) HP
4 12 (6.74%) Micro Focus
5 9 (5.06%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.93%) ICL
6 7 (3.93%) CA
7 4 (2.25%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.12%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.12%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.12%) Northgate
9 1 (0.56%) Perforce
9 1 (0.56%) NetIQ
9 1 (0.56%) Borland
9 1 (0.56%) Sun
9 1 (0.56%) Intel
9 1 (0.56%) Avaya
9 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.56%) SAP
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