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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 393 367 385
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing COBOL 21 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 22
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£330 £360 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £360 £280
% change year-on-year
+31.94% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.95 £27.60
% change year-on-year
+119.43% -42.21%
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
10091 10856 10409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.64% 43.04% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7341 7779 7313
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 83 121
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £57.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +15 6 £331 -0.37% 4
Docklands, London - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 32 (76.19%) Mainframe
2 30 (71.43%) DB2
3 21 (50.00%) CICS
4 18 (42.86%) JCL
5 13 (30.95%) IBM
6 10 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (21.43%) zOS
7 9 (21.43%) Java
8 8 (19.05%) Retail
8 8 (19.05%) AS400
8 8 (19.05%) iSeries
9 7 (16.67%) VSAM
10 6 (14.29%) Finance
11 5 (11.90%) UML
11 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
11 5 (11.90%) ISPF
11 5 (11.90%) CA Endevor
12 4 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
12 4 (9.52%) Banking
12 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
12 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
12 4 (9.52%) SQL
12 4 (9.52%) .NET
12 4 (9.52%) MS Office
12 4 (9.52%) Middleware
13 3 (7.14%) XPEDITER
13 3 (7.14%) Change Management
13 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
13 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
13 3 (7.14%) Microsoft

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 21 (50.00%) CICS
2 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Misys Midas
2 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) SSH
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) S/MIME
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (71.43%) DB2
2 2 (4.76%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) XPEDITER
2 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.38%) PowerDesigner
General
1 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Administrator
5 5 (11.90%) AS400 Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Systems Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Systems Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) ISPF
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Middleware
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) Mainframe
2 8 (19.05%) AS400
2 8 (19.05%) iSeries
3 7 (16.67%) VSAM
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.76%) Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) Tandem
6 1 (2.38%) HACMP
6 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) zOS
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (11.90%) UML
2 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
3 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.38%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) B2B
5 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.38%) SOA
5 1 (2.38%) ERP
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) JCL
2 9 (21.43%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.38%) PL/1
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) CA Endevor
2 4 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) IBM
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
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