The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / London
Rank 386 405 371
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -34
Contract jobs citing COBOL 19 6 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.028% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.068% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 22
Median daily rate £438 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £430 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £470 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -41.77%

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
8796 8876 9145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.40% 42.08% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6559 6578 6767
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 47
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +42.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £41.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the London region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 2 £288 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 16 (40.00%) Java
2 15 (37.50%) Finance
3 13 (32.50%) C
3 13 (32.50%) JCL
4 12 (30.00%) C++
5 10 (25.00%) HTML
5 10 (25.00%) VB
5 10 (25.00%) VC++
5 10 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 10 (25.00%) MVS
5 10 (25.00%) Internet
6 9 (22.50%) Mainframe
6 9 (22.50%) Unix
7 7 (17.50%) ITIL
7 7 (17.50%) SQL
7 7 (17.50%) IBM
8 6 (15.00%) Banking
8 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 5 (12.50%) Migration
9 5 (12.50%) DB2
10 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
10 4 (10.00%) Service Design
10 4 (10.00%) ITIL V3
11 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
11 3 (7.50%) System Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Contingency Planning

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) CICS
2 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.50%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) ERwin
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
1 1 (2.50%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Programmer
4 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Unix Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.50%) COBOL Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Data Modeller
7 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Java Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 9 (22.50%) Mainframe
3 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.50%) Tandem
6 2 (5.00%) Equities
7 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.50%) Replication
7 1 (2.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) MVS
2 9 (22.50%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) AIX
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) zOS
4 2 (5.00%) VME
5 1 (2.50%) Stratus VOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (10.00%) Service Design
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) System Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) C
2 13 (32.50%) JCL
3 12 (30.00%) C++
4 10 (25.00%) VB
4 10 (25.00%) VC++
5 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 3 (7.50%) C#
7 2 (5.00%) ANSI C
7 2 (5.00%) PL/1
8 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.50%) LINC
8 1 (2.50%) R
8 1 (2.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 3 (7.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) IBM
2 2 (5.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) BMC
3 1 (2.50%) Compuware
3 1 (2.50%) ICL
3 1 (2.50%) Informatica
3 1 (2.50%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow