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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 36 53 32
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.03% 0.19% 1.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.45% 0.43% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £360 £280
% change year-on-year
+31.94% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.95 £27.60
% change year-on-year
+119.43% -42.21%
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
116 230 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 29.90% 43.48% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 94 58
Average daily rate £325 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 (83.33%) DB2
1 5 (83.33%) CICS
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) DataStage
3 3 (50.00%) JCL
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (50.00%) VSAM
3 3 (50.00%) Pentaho
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) ChangeMan
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) C#

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 (83.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 3 (50.00%) DataStage
2 3 (50.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
1 1 (16.67%) CICS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (50.00%) VSAM
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) JCL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft