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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 362 359 354
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing COBOL 29 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.16% 0.088%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.39% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 9
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£350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £323 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £480 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £308 £323
% change year-on-year
+13.41% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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
8996 8799 8154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.83% 40.19% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6717 6333 5823
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 £295
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 44 81 107
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.56 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 6 £368 -6.66%
Bromley - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 31 (60.78%) DB2
2 26 (50.98%) CICS
2 26 (50.98%) Mainframe
3 19 (37.25%) JCL
4 14 (27.45%) Web Services
5 11 (21.57%) Assembly Language
5 11 (21.57%) SAS
6 10 (19.61%) VSAM
7 8 (15.69%) ISPF
7 8 (15.69%) zOS
8 7 (13.73%) Finance
8 7 (13.73%) MQSeries
8 7 (13.73%) iSeries
9 6 (11.76%) CA Endevor
9 6 (11.76%) OMEGAMON
9 6 (11.76%) SQL
10 5 (9.80%) Java
10 5 (9.80%) IBM
10 5 (9.80%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (9.80%) AS400
11 4 (7.84%) UNIX
11 4 (7.84%) Middleware
12 3 (5.88%) XPEDITER
12 3 (5.88%) Ab Initio
12 3 (5.88%) REXX
12 3 (5.88%) SELCOPY
12 3 (5.88%) Retail
13 2 (3.92%) Banking
13 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
13 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 26 (50.98%) CICS
2 11 (21.57%) SAS
3 7 (13.73%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SSL
1 1 (1.96%) S/MIME
1 1 (1.96%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (60.78%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) XPEDITER
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.96%) Toad
2 1 (1.96%) PowerDesigner
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Billing
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) Programmer
3 11 (21.57%) COBOL Developer
4 10 (19.61%) CICS Programmer
5 9 (17.65%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 9 (17.65%) Technical Leader
5 9 (17.65%) Systems Programmer
6 7 (13.73%) Mainframe Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Consultant
8 5 (9.80%) AS400 Developer
9 4 (7.84%) Mainframe Consultant
10 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
10 3 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.92%) Applications Specialist
11 2 (3.92%) Support Specialist
11 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
11 2 (3.92%) Administrator
11 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) Web Services
2 8 (15.69%) ISPF
3 4 (7.84%) Middleware
4 2 (3.92%) WCF
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) J2EE
5 1 (1.96%) EJB
5 1 (1.96%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.98%) Mainframe
2 10 (19.61%) VSAM
3 7 (13.73%) iSeries
4 5 (9.80%) AS400
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) zOS
2 4 (7.84%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.80%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (3.92%) Performance Testing
2 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
2 2 (3.92%) Migration
3 1 (1.96%) Scrum
3 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
3 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
3 1 (1.96%) ERP
3 1 (1.96%) Data Modelling
3 1 (1.96%) B2B
3 1 (1.96%) Change Management
3 1 (1.96%) Regression Testing
3 1 (1.96%) Software Deployment
3 1 (1.96%) Data Transformation
3 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
3 1 (1.96%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (1.96%) Integration Testing
3 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) JCL
2 11 (21.57%) Assembly Language
3 6 (11.76%) SQL
4 5 (9.80%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) REXX
5 3 (5.88%) SELCOPY
6 2 (3.92%) VB
6 2 (3.92%) RPG
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) C#
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) PL/1
7 1 (1.96%) VB6
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) CA Endevor
1 6 (11.76%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) IBM
2 3 (5.88%) Ab Initio
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
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