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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 83 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.27% 0.10% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.24% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £395 £301
% change year-on-year
-16.69% +31.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £15.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+147.64% -57.46%
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
465 416 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 41.89% 43.38% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 260 219
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +80.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (25.00%) NATURAL
2 1 (25.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Adabas
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Perforce
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (25.00%) Adabas
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (25.00%) NATURAL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (25.00%) Perforce