The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 68 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £288 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.25
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
335 293 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 47.32% 33.18% 49.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 144 195
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL