The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.23% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.66% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £383 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £349
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +14.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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

Programming Languages Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
164 72 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 33.74% 25.81% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 45 66
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
Northampton - 5 £365 -
COBOL
East Midlands

COBOL
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 12 (100.00%) DB2
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) JCL
3 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (41.67%) CICS
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Validation
4 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (8.33%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (8.33%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 5 (41.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center