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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 129 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 1.28% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate £330 £480 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
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
839 1017 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.93% 37.43% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 607 424
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £47.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Renfrewshire - 3 £330 -
COBOL
UK

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 9 (52.94%) Mainframe
2 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) Banking
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) PL/1
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 7 (41.18%) MSI
4 7 (41.18%) Project Management
4 7 (41.18%) VBScript
4 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
4 7 (41.18%) .NET
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) C
4 7 (41.18%) C#
4 7 (41.18%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (41.18%) XML
4 7 (41.18%) XSD
4 7 (41.18%) OO
4 7 (41.18%) Eclipse
4 7 (41.18%) RDBMS
4 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
4 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
4 7 (41.18%) Web Development

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (23.53%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) RDBMS
1 7 (41.18%) Relational Database
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Eclipse
1 7 (41.18%) MSI
1 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (52.94%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Development Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Mainframe Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Software Development Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
1 7 (41.18%) WinForms
1 7 (41.18%) WPF
1 7 (41.18%) XML
1 7 (41.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Mainframe
2 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
2 7 (41.18%) OO
2 7 (41.18%) Performance Management
2 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Web Development
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) C
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) PL/1
2 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 7 (41.18%) VB.NET
2 7 (41.18%) VBScript
3 6 (35.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) ICL