The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 260 248 236
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.090% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.54% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 5
Median daily rate £325 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +31.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +24.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 - £30.00
COBOL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3166 3330 2883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.61% 34.89% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1960 2092 1566
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 88 100
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the South East region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the South East region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Buckinghamshire +6 4 - -
Oxfordshire +5 3 £325 -19.75%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 South East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 13 (52.00%) IBM
2 10 (40.00%) Oracle
3 9 (36.00%) JCL
4 8 (32.00%) Mainframe
5 7 (28.00%) Banking
5 7 (28.00%) Unix
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) DB2
6 6 (24.00%) MQSeries
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) SAP
7 5 (20.00%) Micro Focus
7 5 (20.00%) Smalltalk
7 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (16.00%) Spanish Language
8 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.00%) Control-M
8 4 (16.00%) CICS
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
9 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (12.00%) C++
9 3 (12.00%) Java
10 2 (8.00%) C
10 2 (8.00%) C#

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (24.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (16.00%) CICS
2 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) DB2
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.00%) Easytrieve
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) IDMS
4 1 (4.00%) PowerCenter
General
1 7 (28.00%) Banking
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) COBOL Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) COBOL Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Banking Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) C Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Strategy Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Unix
2 6 (24.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) MVS
3 2 (8.00%) zOS
4 1 (4.00%) VME
4 1 (4.00%) VMS
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (4.00%) Cash Management
4 1 (4.00%) Customer Segmentation
4 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (4.00%) SDLC
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) JCL
2 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (20.00%) Smalltalk
3 3 (12.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) CLIST
4 2 (8.00%) REXX
5 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) HDFS
1 1 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Control-M
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) IBM
2 10 (40.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) Micro Focus
3 5 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) CA
5 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) ICL
5 1 (4.00%) Unisys