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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 417 387 411
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +24
Contract jobs citing COBOL 28 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.16% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 10
Median daily rate £450 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £290 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.14 - £32.50
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
10059 10179 9960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.67% 42.90% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7469 7509 7025
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 72 61
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £16.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £49.13 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Docklands, London - 6 - -
City of London +20 3 £363 -17.08%
Bromley - 2 £475 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 38 (59.38%) Finance
2 24 (37.50%) Mainframe
3 23 (35.94%) DB2
3 23 (35.94%) Banking
4 19 (29.69%) JCL
5 17 (26.56%) Java
5 17 (26.56%) SQL
5 17 (26.56%) .NET
6 13 (20.31%) AS400
6 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Tandem
8 10 (15.63%) VSAM
8 10 (15.63%) CICS
9 9 (14.06%) C++
9 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.50%) QA
10 8 (12.50%) zOS
11 7 (10.94%) Project Management
12 6 (9.38%) Migration
12 6 (9.38%) C
12 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (7.81%) SEPA
13 5 (7.81%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (7.81%) Perforce
13 5 (7.81%) Oracle
14 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
14 4 (6.25%) Unix
14 4 (6.25%) Linux

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 10 (15.63%) CICS
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) Tuxedo
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.69%) MS Office
1 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) GitHub
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) FTP
2 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) DB2
2 3 (4.69%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (3.13%) IMS/DB
3 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) AppScan
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) Introscope
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 38 (59.38%) Finance
2 23 (35.94%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Retail
5 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Back Office
6 1 (1.56%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) COBOL Developer
3 13 (20.31%) Mainframe Developer
4 12 (18.75%) Programmer
5 11 (17.19%) COBOL Programmer
6 7 (10.94%) Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) SQL Programmer
8 4 (6.25%) Application Security Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) AS400 Programmer
8 4 (6.25%) Security Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.69%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) Java EE
3 2 (3.13%) JMS
3 2 (3.13%) REST
3 2 (3.13%) Spring
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) CSS3
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 13 (20.31%) AS400
3 11 (17.19%) Tandem
4 10 (15.63%) VSAM
5 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (4.69%) EFT
7 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (4.69%) Equities
8 2 (3.13%) Fintech
9 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.56%) iPhone
9 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) zOS
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Stratus VOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
2 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.94%) Project Management
4 6 (9.38%) Migration
4 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
4 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.25%) Coaching
5 4 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.69%) BPMN
6 3 (4.69%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.69%) Information Security
6 3 (4.69%) Matrix Management
6 3 (4.69%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (4.69%) Security Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.69%) UML
6 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) JCL
2 17 (26.56%) Java
2 17 (26.56%) SQL
3 9 (14.06%) C++
4 6 (9.38%) C
5 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.69%) C#
7 2 (3.13%) ANSI C
7 2 (3.13%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.13%) PL/1
7 2 (3.13%) REXX
7 2 (3.13%) RPG
7 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) Fortran
8 1 (1.56%) Groovy
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 5 (7.81%) SEPA
3 1 (1.56%) COREP
3 1 (1.56%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Fortify
1 4 (6.25%) WebInspect
2 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.56%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle
1 5 (7.81%) Perforce
2 4 (6.25%) IBM
2 4 (6.25%) Veracode
3 3 (4.69%) ATG
4 2 (3.13%) Fundtech
4 2 (3.13%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.56%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) CA
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Splunk