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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 104 75 69
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.24% 0.099% 1.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.31% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £265 £1,000
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -73.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
694 322 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.78% 31.85% 41.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 214 229
Average daily rate £365 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
1 5 (83.33%) JCL
1 5 (83.33%) Adabas
1 5 (83.33%) CICS
2 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 4 (66.67%) NATURAL
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) EntireX
3 3 (50.00%) VSAM
3 3 (50.00%) REXX
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Confluence
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (16.67%) Grails

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (83.33%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Adabas
2 4 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) EntireX
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) WSDL
3 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (16.67%) JAXB
3 1 (16.67%) Java EE
3 1 (16.67%) Grails
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) VSAM
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JCL
2 4 (66.67%) NATURAL
3 3 (50.00%) REXX
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian