The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had COBOL Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Analyst
Rank 635 619 611
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Analyst 8 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.030% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.032% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
Median daily rate £268 £319 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £404 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £313 £288
% change year-on-year
-14.24% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

COBOL Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured COBOL Analyst in the job title.

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
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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
England -16 7 £259 -18.74%
East of England - 3 £250 -
North West -12 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire +6 1 - -
Bootle +1 1 - -
Merseyside -2 1 - -
South East -3 1 - -
North East -57 1 £305 -6.15%
Newcastle upon Tyne -63 1 £305 -6.15%
Tyne and Wear -67 1 £305 -6.15%
Scotland - 1 £288 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £268 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £288 -
Brentwood - 1 £268 -

COBOL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, COBOL Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring COBOL Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) COBOL
2 4 (33.33%) Micro Focus
3 3 (25.00%) DB2
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) JCL
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) CICS
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Tuxedo
5 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (8.33%) Tandem
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Equities
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis

COBOL Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Equities
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Cash Management
1 1 (8.33%) Change Control
1 1 (8.33%) Customer Segmentation
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
1 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (8.33%) Time Management
1 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) JCL
4 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Micro Focus
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy