The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 45 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.49% 0.31% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 0.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.82% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.73
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
169 108 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 41.52% 33.64% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 69 56
Average daily rate £375 £345 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £18.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 - £14.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) DataStage
2 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) CICS
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) VSAM
2 4 (80.00%) Pentaho
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) JCL
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) ETL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 4 (80.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) DataStage
2 4 (80.00%) Pentaho
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) CICS Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (80.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) JCL