The table below looks at the statistics for the COBOL Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Developer
Rank - 413 408
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.024% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.025% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £294 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -
COBOL Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20061 20060 20469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.51% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14232 14223 13899
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 342 392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

COBOL Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

COBOL Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

COBOL Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

COBOL Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

COBOL Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

COBOL Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

COBOL Developer
Top 7 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited COBOL Developer in their job title 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 with COBOL Developer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM

COBOL Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited COBOL Developer in their job title 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 with COBOL Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) VisionPLUS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL