The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 387 374 371
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing COBOL 19 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £563 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+132.14% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9761 10578 10327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.52% 43.59% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6978 7472 7118
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 66 104 160
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.70 £19.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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
City of London +1 5 £463 +28.47% 2
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 24 (68.57%) DB2
3 17 (48.57%) CICS
4 15 (42.86%) JCL
5 13 (37.14%) IBM
6 8 (22.86%) Banking
6 8 (22.86%) Retail
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 7 (20.00%) Java
7 7 (20.00%) zOS
8 6 (17.14%) MS Office
8 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
8 6 (17.14%) Finance
8 6 (17.14%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (17.14%) iSeries
9 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 5 (14.29%) Change Management
9 5 (14.29%) UML
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) .NET
11 3 (8.57%) VSAM
11 3 (8.57%) Migration
11 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (8.57%) AS400
11 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
11 3 (8.57%) Synon
11 3 (8.57%) Misys Midas
11 3 (8.57%) ISPF
11 3 (8.57%) IDMS
12 2 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (48.57%) CICS
2 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (68.57%) DB2
2 3 (8.57%) IDMS
3 1 (2.86%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Synon
2 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.86%) CA Gen
General
1 8 (22.86%) Banking
1 8 (22.86%) Retail
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) DBA
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) ISPF
3 2 (5.71%) Synon Analyst Programmer
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (77.14%) Mainframe
2 6 (17.14%) iSeries
3 3 (8.57%) VSAM
3 3 (8.57%) AS400
4 2 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) Tandem
5 1 (2.86%) HACMP
5 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 5 (14.29%) Change Management
2 5 (14.29%) UML
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) SOA
5 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) JCL
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) REXX
5 1 (2.86%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) IBM
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) CA
4 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
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