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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 414 412 408
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing COBOL 22 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.053% 0.075%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 6
Median daily rate £490 £425 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.14%
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
9767 10025 10226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.74% 44.35% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7321 7524 7773
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 £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 72 54
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.23 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.13% -16.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.12 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £54.40
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 3 December 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 3 December 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
City of London - 4 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 18 (36.73%) JCL
3 17 (34.69%) Java
4 14 (28.57%) C
4 14 (28.57%) SQL
5 13 (26.53%) Mainframe
5 13 (26.53%) C++
6 12 (24.49%) Banking
7 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
7 10 (20.41%) HTML
7 10 (20.41%) VB
7 10 (20.41%) DB2
7 10 (20.41%) VC++
7 10 (20.41%) Client/Server
7 10 (20.41%) MVS
7 10 (20.41%) Internet
8 9 (18.37%) zOS
9 8 (16.33%) Migration
9 8 (16.33%) Unix
9 8 (16.33%) .NET
10 7 (14.29%) QA
10 7 (14.29%) Tandem
10 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (12.24%) AS400
11 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.24%) IBM
11 6 (12.24%) Project Management
12 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis

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 3 (6.12%) CICS
2 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
1 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
2 1 (2.04%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) DB2
2 3 (6.12%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) ERwin
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Programmer
4 8 (16.33%) COBOL Developer
5 7 (14.29%) COBOL Programmer
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Programmer
6 4 (8.16%) Unix Developer
7 3 (6.12%) AS400 Programmer
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.08%) Architect
8 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Configuration Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) HTML
2 8 (16.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) REST
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.41%) Client/Server
3 7 (14.29%) Tandem
4 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (12.24%) AS400
5 3 (6.12%) EFT
6 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.08%) Equities
6 2 (4.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.04%) Replication
7 1 (2.04%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) MVS
2 9 (18.37%) zOS
3 8 (16.33%) Unix
4 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows
5 3 (6.12%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Stratus VOS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Unit Testing
2 8 (16.33%) Migration
3 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.24%) Project Management
4 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.16%) System Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.12%) Contingency Planning
7 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.12%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.08%) Matrix Management
8 2 (4.08%) Refactoring
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum
8 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Service Management
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) JCL
2 17 (34.69%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) C
3 14 (28.57%) SQL
4 13 (26.53%) C++
5 10 (20.41%) VB
5 10 (20.41%) VC++
6 4 (8.16%) C#
7 2 (4.08%) ANSI C
7 2 (4.08%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.08%) PL/1
7 2 (4.08%) REXX
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.04%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) IBM
2 4 (8.16%) Perforce
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) BMC
4 1 (2.04%) Compuware
4 1 (2.04%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.04%) TOWER Software
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