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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 143 128 114
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.52% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £335 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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
1004 968 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.78% 31.88% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 529 597
Median daily rate £375 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 23
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £21.70 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire - 2 £335 -
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
1 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 6 (50.00%) WinForms
2 6 (50.00%) Web Development
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) WPF
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) DB2
2 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) XSD
2 6 (50.00%) C
2 6 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) VBScript
2 6 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) OO
2 6 (50.00%) SOA
2 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (50.00%) CICS

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 (50.00%) CICS
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) DB2
1 6 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (50.00%) MSI
1 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Tools Developer
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) WinForms
2 6 (50.00%) WPF
2 6 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) XSD
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (41.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
3 4 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (41.67%) AIX
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Change Management
1 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (50.00%) OO
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
1 6 (50.00%) SOA
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Web Development
2 5 (41.67%) Data Management
2 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 4 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) C++
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) PL/1
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 6 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Oracle
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft