The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 131 129 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.073% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.50% 0.18% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
COBOL
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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
1009 1090 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.76% 39.80% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 563 385
Average daily rate £350 £351 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 23
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Glasgow +3 2 - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (41.67%) JCL
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) CICS
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) DB2
4 3 (25.00%) BMC
4 3 (25.00%) CA
4 3 (25.00%) REXX
4 3 (25.00%) zOS
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) CLIST
5 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (16.67%) RACF
5 2 (16.67%) OS/2
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) WSDL
6 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (41.67%) CICS
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) RACF Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) WSDL
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) zOS
2 2 (16.67%) OS/2
3 1 (8.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JCL
2 3 (25.00%) CLIST
2 3 (25.00%) REXX
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) BMC
2 3 (25.00%) CA
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