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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / London
Rank 375 397 376
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Contract jobs citing COBOL 21 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.039% 0.091%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.090% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 12
Median daily rate £450 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £485 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £565 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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
8804 8881 8849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.47% 43.26% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6563 6543 6657
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 72 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £17.68 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 - 3 £388 -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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%) JCL
2 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 13 (32.50%) C
3 13 (32.50%) Mainframe
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 8 (20.00%) Unix
6 8 (20.00%) SQL
7 7 (17.50%) Banking
7 7 (17.50%) DB2
7 7 (17.50%) IBM
8 5 (12.50%) zOS
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) Linux
9 4 (10.00%) Windows
10 3 (7.50%) AIX
10 3 (7.50%) Tivoli
10 3 (7.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (7.50%) ITIL
10 3 (7.50%) .NET

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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) IMS/DB
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) ERwin
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
1 1 (2.50%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Developer
3 8 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Programmer
5 4 (10.00%) Unix Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) COBOL Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.50%) NoSQL Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow 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 13 (32.50%) Mainframe
2 10 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Tandem
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Equities
4 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) MVS
2 8 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (12.50%) zOS
4 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Windows
5 3 (7.50%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) Stratus VOS
6 1 (2.50%) VME
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Migration
1 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Contingency Planning
3 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.50%) Service Management
3 3 (7.50%) System Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) JCL
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 13 (32.50%) C
4 12 (30.00%) C++
5 10 (25.00%) VB
5 10 (25.00%) VC++
6 8 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (7.50%) C#
8 2 (5.00%) ANSI C
8 2 (5.00%) Assembly Language
8 2 (5.00%) PL/1
8 2 (5.00%) REXX
9 1 (2.50%) LINC
9 1 (2.50%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SEPA
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%) Perforce
3 1 (2.50%) BMC
3 1 (2.50%) Compuware
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) ICL
3 1 (2.50%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
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