The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 134 127
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.90% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.47% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.14 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.81% -24.28%
COBOL
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
905 1003 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.19% 31.06% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 531 612
Median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 16
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

COBOL
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 6 (100.00%) CICS
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Data Management
2 5 (83.33%) TOGAF
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) AIX
2 5 (83.33%) SOA
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle ODI
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Smart Meter
3 4 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (66.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) JCL
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (100.00%) CICS
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle ODI
General
1 4 (66.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (66.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) AIX
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Data Management
1 5 (83.33%) SOA
1 5 (83.33%) TOGAF
2 4 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JCL
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (83.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) VMware