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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
UK / Scotland
Rank 105 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.91% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £320 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +23.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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
759 879 1064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.61% 33.70% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 515 606
Median daily rate £365 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 12
Median hourly rate £43.00 £32.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £20.50 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +7 3 - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) MVS
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

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 3 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior COBOL Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior COBOL Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programme Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) MVS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle