The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 43 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.68% 0.36% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 1.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £248 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
COBOL
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
147 94 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 50.34% 33.94% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 69
Average daily rate £293 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £194 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 16
Average hourly rate £40.25 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £30.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the Leicestershire region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Leicestershire region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -5 2 £248 -5.71%
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) Control-M
2 1 (50.00%) JCL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) DB2 Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM