The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Rank 81 - 81
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.091% - 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £349
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +14.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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
527 569 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 47.91% 39.90% 42.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 377 336
Median daily rate £400 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (33.33%) Online Banking
3 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
3 1 (33.33%) Blog
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) BPMN
3 1 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Visual J++
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Blog
2 1 (33.33%) Online Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BPMN
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Visual J++
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor