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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 44 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.93% 0.84% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.50% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
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
160 123 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 37.30% 34.36% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 64 67
Average daily rate £310 £360 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £37.28 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.74% +144.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) DB2
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) DataStage
2 5 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 5 (50.00%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SOAP
2 5 (50.00%) Struts
2 5 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) UML
2 5 (50.00%) JBoss
2 5 (50.00%) Apache
2 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 5 (50.00%) JMS
2 5 (50.00%) EAI
2 5 (50.00%) SOA
2 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 5 (50.00%) AOP
2 5 (50.00%) Ajax
2 5 (50.00%) JSON
2 5 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) JAX-WS

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Apache
1 5 (50.00%) JBoss
1 5 (50.00%) MQSeries
1 5 (50.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
1 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) HTTP
1 5 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 5 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 5 (50.00%) DataStage
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) IMS/DB
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Ajax
1 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
1 5 (50.00%) JAX-RS
1 5 (50.00%) JAX-WS
1 5 (50.00%) JMS
1 5 (50.00%) JPA
1 5 (50.00%) jQuery
1 5 (50.00%) JSON
1 5 (50.00%) REST
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
1 5 (50.00%) Struts
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) JDBC
2 4 (40.00%) JTA
2 4 (40.00%) Spring
2 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Spring Security
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) AOP
1 5 (50.00%) EAI
1 5 (50.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) SOA
1 5 (50.00%) UML
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) API Development
2 4 (40.00%) B2B
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (40.00%) Product Management
2 4 (40.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (30.00%) Micro Focus