The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills 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 over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 385 372 369
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing COBOL 18 45 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.19% 0.091%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.47% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 8
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£350 £404 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £350 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £501 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £301
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - -
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9753 9612 8720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.86% 40.39% 41.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7431 6941 6233
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 84 122
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.79 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in London

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in London

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in London

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in London

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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
City of London -5 4 £460 +15.00% 1
Uxbridge - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 27 (69.23%) DB2
2 22 (56.41%) CICS
2 22 (56.41%) Mainframe
3 14 (35.90%) JCL
4 11 (28.21%) Web Services
5 7 (17.95%) SAS
5 7 (17.95%) Assembly Language
5 7 (17.95%) zOS
5 7 (17.95%) VSAM
6 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (15.38%) iSeries
6 6 (15.38%) MQSeries
7 5 (12.82%) Java
7 5 (12.82%) AS400
7 5 (12.82%) Finance
7 5 (12.82%) OMEGAMON
8 4 (10.26%) ISPF
8 4 (10.26%) Middleware
8 4 (10.26%) IBM
9 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
9 3 (7.69%) UNIX
9 3 (7.69%) SQL
9 3 (7.69%) XPEDITER
9 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (7.69%) CA Endevor
10 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
10 2 (5.13%) Retail
10 2 (5.13%) WCF
10 2 (5.13%) WebSphere

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 22 (56.41%) CICS
2 7 (17.95%) SAS
3 6 (15.38%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) S/MIME
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) SSH
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (69.23%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) XPEDITER
2 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.56%) PowerDesigner
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (15.38%) CICS Programmer
3 6 (15.38%) Programmer
3 6 (15.38%) Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Leader
4 5 (12.82%) AS400 Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Systems Programmer
4 5 (12.82%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 4 (10.26%) Mainframe Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Administrator
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Applications Support Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.56%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) TIBCO Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) Middleware
2 4 (10.26%) ISPF
3 2 (5.13%) WCF
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) EJB
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (56.41%) Mainframe
2 7 (17.95%) VSAM
3 6 (15.38%) iSeries
4 5 (12.82%) AS400
5 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.56%) HACMP
7 1 (2.56%) Clustering
7 1 (2.56%) Tandem
7 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.56%) CMDB
7 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) zOS
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.56%) Scrum
3 1 (2.56%) UML
3 1 (2.56%) ERP
3 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
3 1 (2.56%) B2B
3 1 (2.56%) Change Management
3 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.56%) Test Planning
3 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.56%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) JCL
2 7 (17.95%) Assembly Language
3 5 (12.82%) Java
4 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VB
5 2 (5.13%) REXX
5 2 (5.13%) PL/1
5 2 (5.13%) C
5 2 (5.13%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) VB6
6 1 (2.56%) Scala
6 1 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (2.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (7.69%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) IBM
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
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