The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 83 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.087% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 0.23% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
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£425 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £333 £301
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - £37.50
COBOL
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
537 442 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.22% 38.27% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 273 304
Average daily rate £338 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £212 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.75 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the Manchester region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Manchester region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (83.33%) CICS
3 9 (75.00%) IBM
3 9 (75.00%) Finance
4 8 (66.67%) VSAM
5 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (41.67%) Assembly Language
6 5 (41.67%) JCL
7 4 (33.33%) Middleware
7 4 (33.33%) Easytrieve
7 4 (33.33%) CA
7 4 (33.33%) REXX
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) UNIX
7 4 (33.33%) AIX
7 4 (33.33%) Solaris
7 4 (33.33%) Linux
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) Change Management
7 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL
8 3 (25.00%) DataStage
9 2 (16.67%) DB2
9 2 (16.67%) Banking
10 1 (8.33%) Scrum
10 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 1 (8.33%) Waterfall

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (83.33%) CICS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Easytrieve
2 3 (25.00%) DataStage
3 2 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Mainframe Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Design Leader
4 3 (25.00%) Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) VSAM
3 6 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
1 4 (33.33%) AIX
1 4 (33.33%) Solaris
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Assembly Language
1 5 (41.67%) JCL
2 4 (33.33%) REXX
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) CA
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Intel
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