The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 0.45% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
COBOL
Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
North Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
74 130 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 33.64% 61.32% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 72 23
Average daily rate £325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £409 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+292.85% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 24 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) EntireX
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) SELCOPY

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) DSDM
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle