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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 50 58
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 1.32% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 3.32% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £318 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
COBOL
East of England

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
158 211 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.32% 39.66% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 113 115
Median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 23
Median hourly rate £35.25 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.10 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.53 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%

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 4 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 (100.00%) VMS
1 4 (100.00%) DCL
1 4 (100.00%) VAX
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering

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:

Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) DCL