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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 475 494 488
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing COBOL 105 82 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.55% 0.43% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 47 26
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£350 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £410 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.82% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.73
COBOL
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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
19112 19072 16198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.75% 37.12% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12537 12507 10175
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 453 589
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.69 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
London +14 26 £375 +2.04% 7
North East +7 23 £347 +25.21% 1
North West -3 17 £450 +44.00% 4
West Midlands -11 12 £300 -4.00% 1
East of England +21 10 £333 +38.54% 2
Yorkshire -19 7 - - 2
South East -25 4 - - 2
East Midlands +5 2 - - 5
South West +3 2 £275 - 1
Midlands - - - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 98 (48.28%) Mainframe
2 88 (43.35%) DB2
3 69 (33.99%) CICS
4 57 (28.08%) JCL
5 55 (27.09%) SQL
6 44 (21.67%) Finance
7 42 (20.69%) IBM
8 39 (19.21%) VME
9 32 (15.76%) UNIX
10 31 (15.27%) Assembly Language
11 28 (13.79%) Micro Focus
12 24 (11.82%) Java
13 22 (10.84%) Banking
14 21 (10.34%) REXX
15 20 (9.85%) Migration
16 19 (9.36%) VSAM
16 19 (9.36%) Linux
17 18 (8.87%) Security Cleared
18 17 (8.37%) IBM Mainframe
18 17 (8.37%) ISPF
19 16 (7.88%) SAS
19 16 (7.88%) Web Services
20 15 (7.39%) zOS
21 14 (6.90%) Visual Studio
21 14 (6.90%) TCP/IP
21 14 (6.90%) SELCOPY
22 13 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
22 13 (6.40%) Oracle
22 13 (6.40%) AS400
22 13 (6.40%) DataStage

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 69 (33.99%) CICS
2 16 (7.88%) SAS
3 11 (5.42%) Tuxedo
4 10 (4.93%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.99%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.99%) TPMS
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.46%) MS Office
2 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.96%) FTP
3 5 (2.46%) Internet
4 4 (1.97%) APPN
4 4 (1.97%) HTTP
4 4 (1.97%) LAN
4 4 (1.97%) WAN
4 4 (1.97%) SNA
5 2 (0.99%) X.25
5 2 (0.99%) SSH
6 1 (0.49%) SSL
6 1 (0.49%) SAN
6 1 (0.49%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (43.35%) DB2
2 13 (6.40%) DataStage
3 12 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.96%) Adabas
5 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.97%) Pentaho
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.48%) UniData
7 3 (1.48%) NonStop SQL
8 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.49%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.49%) MySQL
9 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.43%) CA Gen
3 7 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.99%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.49%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.49%) JIRA
5 1 (0.49%) Toad
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.49%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (21.67%) Finance
2 22 (10.84%) Banking
3 11 (5.42%) Retail
4 7 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Billing
5 2 (0.99%) Law
5 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (30.05%) Developer
2 47 (23.15%) Analyst
3 29 (14.29%) Programmer
4 28 (13.79%) COBOL Developer
5 19 (9.36%) Technical Leader
6 17 (8.37%) COBOL Analyst
6 17 (8.37%) Mainframe Developer
7 14 (6.90%) Architect
7 14 (6.90%) DBA
8 13 (6.40%) Consultant
9 12 (5.91%) CICS Programmer
10 10 (4.93%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 10 (4.93%) Systems Programmer
11 9 (4.43%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.94%) DB2 DBA
12 8 (3.94%) Technical Design Leader
13 7 (3.45%) Developer Analyst
13 7 (3.45%) Technical Architect
13 7 (3.45%) Applications Developer
14 6 (2.96%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.37%) ISPF
2 16 (7.88%) Web Services
3 9 (4.43%) Middleware
4 5 (2.46%) XML
4 5 (2.46%) .NET
5 4 (1.97%) APPC
6 3 (1.48%) SOAP
7 2 (0.99%) HTML
7 2 (0.99%) Java SE
7 2 (0.99%) Java EE
7 2 (0.99%) J2EE
7 2 (0.99%) Java EE 5
7 2 (0.99%) JPA
8 1 (0.49%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.49%) ATL
8 1 (0.49%) EJB
8 1 (0.49%) XSLT
8 1 (0.49%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 98 (48.28%) Mainframe
2 19 (9.36%) VSAM
3 17 (8.37%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (6.40%) AS400
4 13 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.93%) iSeries
6 9 (4.43%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.45%) BYOD
8 3 (1.48%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.48%) Tandem
9 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) Economics
10 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.49%) HACMP
10 1 (0.49%) CMDB
10 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.49%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.21%) VME
2 32 (15.76%) UNIX
3 19 (9.36%) Linux
4 15 (7.39%) zOS
5 9 (4.43%) AIX
5 9 (4.43%) Solaris
6 5 (2.46%) Windows
7 4 (1.97%) i5/OS
7 4 (1.97%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.97%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.48%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.85%) Migration
2 12 (5.91%) Project Management
3 11 (5.42%) Integration Testing
4 10 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (4.93%) Logistics
5 8 (3.94%) System Testing
5 8 (3.94%) Change Management
6 6 (2.96%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (2.46%) ITIL
7 5 (2.46%) E-Commerce
8 4 (1.97%) ERP
8 4 (1.97%) Test Scripting
8 4 (1.97%) TDD
8 4 (1.97%) Unit Testing
9 3 (1.48%) Test Automation
9 3 (1.48%) Test Strategy
9 3 (1.48%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.48%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.08%) JCL
2 55 (27.09%) SQL
3 31 (15.27%) Assembly Language
4 24 (11.82%) Java
5 21 (10.34%) REXX
6 14 (6.90%) SELCOPY
7 9 (4.43%) RPG
8 7 (3.45%) C
9 6 (2.96%) NATURAL
10 5 (2.46%) PL/1
11 4 (1.97%) C#
11 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.48%) VB
13 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.99%) Caml Language
14 1 (0.49%) VB6
14 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.49%) C++
14 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.42%) Degree
3 5 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.97%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.99%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.99%) OCAJ
5 2 (0.99%) OCP
5 2 (0.99%) OCA
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.93%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.97%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.49%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (2.46%) CA Endevor
2 4 (1.97%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (0.99%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (0.99%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (20.69%) IBM
2 28 (13.79%) Micro Focus
3 13 (6.40%) Oracle
4 9 (4.43%) CA
4 9 (4.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.43%) HP
5 6 (2.96%) BMC
6 4 (1.97%) NetIQ
7 3 (1.48%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.99%) VMware
8 2 (0.99%) ICL
8 2 (0.99%) Actimize
8 2 (0.99%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.99%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (0.99%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.49%) JDA
9 1 (0.49%) Borland
9 1 (0.49%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.49%) Fujitsu
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