The table below looks at the statistics for the COBOL Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL Analyst in their job title 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 Analyst
Rank 568 - 539
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Analyst 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% - 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% - 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
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£316 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

COBOL Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

COBOL Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK.

COBOL Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

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

COBOL Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK.

COBOL Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK 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
England - 9 £316 - 3
South West - 1 £275 - 1
East of England - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Pontefract - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Essex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -

COBOL Analyst
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited COBOL Analyst in their job title 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 with COBOL Analyst in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) COBOL
2 14 (73.68%) VME
3 12 (63.16%) Migration
4 8 (42.11%) Micro Focus
4 8 (42.11%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) UNIX
6 6 (31.58%) Eclipse
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 5 (26.32%) Tuxedo
8 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
8 4 (21.05%) System Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
10 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 2 (10.53%) Finance
11 1 (5.26%) Back Office
11 1 (5.26%) CICS
11 1 (5.26%) Web Services
11 1 (5.26%) XML
11 1 (5.26%) Oracle
11 1 (5.26%) ICL
11 1 (5.26%) Validation
11 1 (5.26%) Degree
11 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
11 1 (5.26%) QA
11 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared

COBOL Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited COBOL Analyst in their job title 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 with COBOL Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) Tuxedo
2 1 (5.26%) CICS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Eclipse
2 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) VME
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) System Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) COBOL
2 8 (42.11%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Micro Focus
2 1 (5.26%) ICL
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle