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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 118 107 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing COBOL 10 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.06% 1.45% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.73
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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
945 899 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.01% 36.41% 41.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 481 458
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 19
Average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 March 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 9 £500 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Glasgow - - - -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 11 (61.11%) DB2
3 9 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (44.44%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) CICS
6 3 (16.67%) VSAM
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 1 (5.56%) XML
8 1 (5.56%) JMS
8 1 (5.56%) ETL
8 1 (5.56%) HTTP
8 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (5.56%) IBM
8 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.56%) EJB
8 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.56%) Java
8 1 (5.56%) Retail
8 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) ICL
8 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (5.56%) TPMS
8 1 (5.56%) VME
8 1 (5.56%) REST
8 1 (5.56%) Relational Database

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (27.78%) CICS
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) TPMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) ETL
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) IBM
1 1 (5.56%) ICL