The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 101 82 69
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.14% 0.56% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 1.17% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate
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£378 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £290 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £320 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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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 Leeds region.

Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
665 597 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 46.50% 47.80% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 429 190
Average daily rate £335 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.85%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) Adabas
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Grails
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JUnit
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Grails
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) WSDL
2 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) NATURAL
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian