The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 69 74 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing COBOL 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.29% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 0.84% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£281 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £14.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+108.92% -54.47%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
429 357 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 35.02% 34.39% 41.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 200 287
Average daily rate £325 £300 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 41
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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
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 24 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) CICS
3 4 (50.00%) Assembly Language
4 2 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (25.00%) DB2
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) DataStage
4 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) VSAM
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) Tandem
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) BASE24
5 1 (12.50%) JCL
5 1 (12.50%) ATM
5 1 (12.50%) EMV

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 5 (62.50%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) DataStage
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Design Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (25.00%) VSAM
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Tandem
2 1 (12.50%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
1 2 (25.00%) Solaris
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (12.50%) JCL
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) CA
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