The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 70 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% - 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.48% - 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £354 £278
% change year-on-year
-7.48% +27.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.62
COBOL
Scotland

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

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
419 307 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.16% 44.95% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 155 152
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

COBOL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) RPG
2 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 3 (50.00%) AS400
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) Papyrus
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) RPG IV
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) CICS
4 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (33.33%) Papyrus
2 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (16.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) AS400 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) RPG Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) RPG
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) RPG IV
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM