The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 59 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.21% 0.74% 1.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 2.21% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
-8.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.84% -24.28%
COBOL
Nottinghamshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
228 136 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 47.90% 33.58% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 100 67
Median daily rate £380 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

COBOL
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) CICS
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VSAM
3 2 (50.00%) JCL
4 1 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) DataStage
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Banking

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham 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 4 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) DataStage
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JCL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk