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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 97 109 74
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -35
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
-9.85% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -24.28%
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
696 714 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 50.54% 43.62% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 502 200
Median daily rate £420 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -58.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (83.33%) DB2
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) BPMN
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (33.33%) Online Banking
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) CICS
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Visual J++
5 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus
5 1 (16.67%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) Misys
5 1 (16.67%) SunGard
5 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor

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 (33.33%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Online Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Blog
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Social Media
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) BPMN
3 2 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Process Management
4 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Visual J++
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Avaloq
2 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus
2 1 (16.67%) Misys
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) SunGard