The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Rank - 48 46
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.43% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.17% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -43.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
151 171 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 40.05% 36.38% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 116 91
Median daily rate £425 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 28
Median hourly rate £37.00 £44.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £37.70 £32.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the Essex region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Essex

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Essex region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

COBOL
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) VME
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Fujitsu
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) IDMS
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ICL
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) Essbase
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) MVS
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Essbase
2 1 (20.00%) IDMS
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) VME
2 1 (20.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Fujitsu
1 1 (20.00%) ICL