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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 90 - 85
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.26% - 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.53% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £463 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.14%
COBOL
West Yorkshire

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
570 641 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 49.27% 40.85% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 427 331
Median daily rate £425 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Leeds region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) DB2
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
4 3 (42.86%) Retail
4 3 (42.86%) Retail Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) CICS
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Visual J++
5 2 (28.57%) Online Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) BPMN
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
5 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (14.29%) Avaloq
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (14.29%) Social Media
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) DevOps

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 2 (28.57%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 3 (42.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Solutions Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Online Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Blog
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Social Media
3 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) BPMN
3 2 (28.57%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Visual J++
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Avaloq
2 1 (14.29%) Micro Focus
2 1 (14.29%) Misys
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) SunGard