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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 52 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.49% 1.22% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 3.02% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.14%
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
158 232 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 38.73% 40.56% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 127 169
Median daily rate £350 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £26.15 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Essex region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
COBOL
East of England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 19 (95.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (75.00%) Business Analysis
3 12 (60.00%) SDLC
4 10 (50.00%) Time Management
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) DB2
5 7 (35.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Change Control
6 6 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 6 (30.00%) WebEx
6 6 (30.00%) Use Case
6 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (30.00%) Migration
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) Release Management
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) ITSM
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 4 (20.00%) VB
8 4 (20.00%) J2EE
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) MS Access
8 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
8 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) Essbase
9 3 (15.00%) Marketing
10 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
1 2 (10.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) Essbase
2 4 (20.00%) MS Access
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) IDMS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) COBOL Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (95.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) VME
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 12 (60.00%) SDLC
3 10 (50.00%) Time Management
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Change Control
4 6 (30.00%) Migration
4 6 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 6 (30.00%) Use Case
4 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (25.00%) Release Management
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) ITSM
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) Case Management
7 2 (10.00%) CRM
7 2 (10.00%) Data Management
7 2 (10.00%) Document Management
8 1 (5.00%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Infor
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
2 1 (5.00%) ICL