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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 380 399 377
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -22
Contract jobs citing COBOL 20 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.069% 0.051%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 6
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£425 £371 £532
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.47% -30.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £368 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £356
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.73
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
9370 9617 8809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.67% 41.21% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 7101 6408
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 70 108
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £18.00 £17.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +18 11 £438 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 40 (71.43%) DB2
2 32 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 26 (46.43%) CICS
4 17 (30.36%) JCL
4 17 (30.36%) Finance
5 13 (23.21%) Web Services
5 13 (23.21%) Banking
6 12 (21.43%) Assembly Language
7 11 (19.64%) SAS
7 11 (19.64%) SQL
8 10 (17.86%) UNIX
9 8 (14.29%) ISPF
10 6 (10.71%) BMC
10 6 (10.71%) zOS
11 5 (8.93%) VSAM
11 5 (8.93%) CA Endevor
11 5 (8.93%) IBM
11 5 (8.93%) Project Management
11 5 (8.93%) Change Management
12 4 (7.14%) SELCOPY
13 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
13 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
13 3 (5.36%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (5.36%) Ab Initio
14 2 (3.57%) Advertising
14 2 (3.57%) Migration
14 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
14 2 (3.57%) Data Modelling
14 2 (3.57%) XPEDITER
14 2 (3.57%) REXX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (46.43%) CICS
2 11 (19.64%) SAS
3 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (71.43%) DB2
2 1 (1.79%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) XPEDITER
1 2 (3.57%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.79%) Toad
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Advertising
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Programmer
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) CICS Programmer
4 10 (17.86%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 10 (17.86%) Developer
4 10 (17.86%) Technical Leader
4 10 (17.86%) Systems Programmer
5 7 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Senior DBA
6 6 (10.71%) DB2 DBA
6 6 (10.71%) DBA
7 5 (8.93%) Mainframe Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Manager
8 4 (7.14%) Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Programme Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Mainframe Consultant
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Web Services
2 8 (14.29%) ISPF
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) WCF
3 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.79%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 32 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 5 (8.93%) VSAM
3 3 (5.36%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.57%) Tandem
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Equities
5 1 (1.79%) iSeries
5 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) UNIX
2 6 (10.71%) zOS
3 1 (1.79%) Solaris
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.93%) Project Management
1 5 (8.93%) Change Management
2 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (5.36%) Performance Testing
3 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (3.57%) Migration
3 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (1.79%) V-Model
4 1 (1.79%) Test Automation
4 1 (1.79%) Waterfall
4 1 (1.79%) Change Control
4 1 (1.79%) Data Transformation
4 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis
4 1 (1.79%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) JCL
2 12 (21.43%) Assembly Language
3 11 (19.64%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) SELCOPY
5 2 (3.57%) VB
5 2 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) REXX
6 1 (1.79%) PL/1
6 1 (1.79%) VB6
6 1 (1.79%) Caml Language
6 1 (1.79%) RPG
6 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) BMC
2 5 (8.93%) IBM
3 3 (5.36%) Ab Initio
4 2 (3.57%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago