The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 58 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% 0.83% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 2.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +132.14%
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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 Essex region.

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
211 167 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 33.81% 34.58% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 86 103
Average daily rate £361 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 29
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.73 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +34.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £25.00 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 7 (87.50%) DB2
3 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
4 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
4 5 (62.50%) REXX
4 5 (62.50%) CA Gen
4 5 (62.50%) SELCOPY
5 2 (25.00%) ISPF
5 2 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (12.50%) Publishing
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DBA
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Mainframe DBA
3 2 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) ISPF
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) JCL
3 5 (62.50%) SELCOPY
3 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
3 5 (62.50%) REXX
4 1 (12.50%) Progress 4GL
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft