The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Leeds region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 72 70 84
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.29% 1.01% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.75% 2.43% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +11.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+132.14% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
401 371 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 38.15% 41.64% 47.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 215 348
Average daily rate £320 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +120.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £27.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
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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 28 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) Perforce
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle ADF
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 7 (70.00%) UNIX
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 7 (70.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) CICS
3 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) zOS
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) ChangeMan
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) MVS
5 1 (10.00%) Control-M
5 1 (10.00%) NATURAL
5 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
5 1 (10.00%) Adabas

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) DB2
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (20.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (10.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (10.00%) NATURAL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) Perforce
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle