The first table below looks at the demand for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 86 86 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.29% 0.86% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 2.38% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£295 £300 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +11.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+132.14% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
600 546 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 35.34% 35.99% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 295 476
Average daily rate £320 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £45.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
Leeds -8 3 £290 -55.38%
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (76.92%) PL/SQL
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
1 10 (76.92%) UNIX
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle Forms
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle Reports
1 10 (76.92%) IBM
2 9 (69.23%) SOA
2 9 (69.23%) DB2
2 9 (69.23%) Perforce
2 9 (69.23%) Oracle ADF
2 9 (69.23%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (23.08%) CICS
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) zOS
5 2 (15.38%) ChangeMan
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (7.69%) MVS
6 1 (7.69%) Control-M
6 1 (7.69%) NATURAL
6 1 (7.69%) Micro Focus
6 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) BEA
6 1 (7.69%) Adabas

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 3 (23.08%) CICS
Business Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (69.23%) DB2
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (7.69%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (15.38%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) zOS
3 1 (7.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) SOA
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) PL/SQL
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
2 1 (7.69%) NATURAL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
1 10 (76.92%) IBM
2 9 (69.23%) Perforce
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) BEA
3 1 (7.69%) Micro Focus