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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL Analyst
Rank 654 617 612
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -5
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Analyst 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.025% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.026% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
Average daily rate £315 £316 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £253 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £395 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -4.44%
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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 8 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 April 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
England -38 4 £315 -0.39% 1
North East -41 2 £310 -4.24%
Tyne and Wear -44 2 £310 -4.24%
Newcastle upon Tyne -45 2 £310 -4.24%
London -5 1 £400 +73.91% 1
South East - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -

COBOL Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (66.67%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) CICS
3 2 (22.22%) JCL
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Wiki
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) VME
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow

COBOL Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (22.22%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) Tuxedo
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) Equities
2 1 (11.11%) Tandem
2 1 (11.11%) VSAM
2 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) VME
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (22.22%) JCL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Micro Focus
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow