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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 394 388 400
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing COBOL 28 47 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.20% 0.095%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.48% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 9
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.25
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
9356 9885 9741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.34% 42.21% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7107 7227 7102
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 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 88 63
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £17.96 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.00 £52.19 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 - 7 £350 -
City of London +41 4 £550 +25.71%
Bromley - 1 £425 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 26 (45.61%) Finance
2 25 (43.86%) DB2
3 22 (38.60%) Mainframe
4 17 (29.82%) Banking
5 15 (26.32%) Java
5 15 (26.32%) .NET
6 14 (24.56%) CICS
6 14 (24.56%) JCL
7 12 (21.05%) AS400
8 11 (19.30%) VSAM
9 10 (17.54%) SQL
10 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
11 8 (14.04%) QA
11 8 (14.04%) Tandem
12 7 (12.28%) Project Management
12 7 (12.28%) C++
13 6 (10.53%) IBM
13 6 (10.53%) zOS
13 6 (10.53%) Retail
13 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
13 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
14 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
14 5 (8.77%) ATG
14 5 (8.77%) C
14 5 (8.77%) Oracle
14 5 (8.77%) UML
15 4 (7.02%) Linux
15 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
15 4 (7.02%) Web Services

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 14 (24.56%) CICS
2 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.51%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Misys Midas
1 2 (3.51%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 2 (3.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.75%) SNA
2 1 (1.75%) SSH
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.75%) Adabas
4 1 (1.75%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) AppScan
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) Introscope
2 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) Maven
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 26 (45.61%) Finance
2 17 (29.82%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Mainframe Developer
3 10 (17.54%) COBOL Developer
4 9 (15.79%) Programmer
5 8 (14.04%) COBOL Programmer
6 6 (10.53%) Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Designer
7 5 (8.77%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (8.77%) Technical Leader
8 4 (7.02%) Application Security Specialist
8 4 (7.02%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (7.02%) Security Specialist
8 4 (7.02%) SQL Programmer
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Business Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) AS400 Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) CSS3
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) Java EE
4 2 (3.51%) JMS
4 2 (3.51%) PhoneGap
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Mainframe
2 12 (21.05%) AS400
3 11 (19.30%) VSAM
4 8 (14.04%) Tandem
5 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (7.02%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (5.26%) EFT
8 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (3.51%) Fintech
8 2 (3.51%) iPhone
8 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.75%) Equities
9 1 (1.75%) FMCG
9 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) zOS
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) AIX
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Windows
4 2 (3.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
2 7 (12.28%) Project Management
3 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
4 5 (8.77%) UML
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.02%) Coaching
5 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.26%) BPMN
6 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL
6 3 (5.26%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.26%) Web Application Development
7 2 (3.51%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) JCL
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 7 (12.28%) C++
5 5 (8.77%) C
6 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) Groovy
7 2 (3.51%) PeopleCode
7 2 (3.51%) REXX
7 2 (3.51%) RPG
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.75%) C#
8 1 (1.75%) Fortran
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) SEPA
3 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.75%) COREP
4 1 (1.75%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) ACF2
1 1 (1.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (1.75%) RACF
1 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Fortify
1 4 (7.02%) WebInspect
2 3 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 2 (3.51%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.75%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.75%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) IBM
2 5 (8.77%) ATG
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Veracode
4 2 (3.51%) Ab Initio
4 2 (3.51%) AppDynamics
4 2 (3.51%) Apple
4 2 (3.51%) Fundtech
4 2 (3.51%) Google
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.51%) Splunk
4 2 (3.51%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.75%) CA
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce
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