The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 42 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.60% 1.02% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.83% 3.67% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +24.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 - £30.00
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
109 109 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.83% 27.88% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 33
Median daily rate £350 £323 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.75 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.74% +43.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Bootle -3 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
COBOL
North West

COBOL
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy