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 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 84 70 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.99% 1.18% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£575 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £360 £280
% change year-on-year
+31.94% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.95 £27.60
% change year-on-year
+119.43% -42.21%
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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
505 423 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.41% 35.73% 43.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 261 316
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +36.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £22.02 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £35.00 £37.50
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 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 9 (81.82%) IBM
2 8 (72.73%) CICS
3 6 (54.55%) Mainframe
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
6 3 (27.27%) CA
6 3 (27.27%) DataStage
6 3 (27.27%) DB2
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) AIX
6 3 (27.27%) Solaris
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) VSAM
6 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (18.18%) Time Management
7 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Middleware
8 1 (9.09%) JCL
8 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
8 1 (9.09%) SOA
8 1 (9.09%) UNIX
8 1 (9.09%) Intel
8 1 (9.09%) Scrum
8 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
8 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
8 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 1 (9.09%) Retail

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (72.73%) CICS
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DataStage
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Design Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) VSAM
2 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) AIX
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
2 1 (9.09%) JCL
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) Intel
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 days ago