The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 114 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.37% 0.30% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.96% 0.84% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
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£375 £295 £584
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -49.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £273 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £300 £917
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +132.14%
COBOL
Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
834 595 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 38.38% 35.12% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 369 288
Average daily rate £340 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £417 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.06% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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
Leeds -22 5 £378 +30.17%
Bradford - 2 - -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) CICS
2 7 (77.78%) JCL
2 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
3 5 (55.56%) Adabas
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) NATURAL
4 4 (44.44%) Spring
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (33.33%) Java EE
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) Confluence
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) Apache
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) DB2
5 3 (33.33%) JUnit
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) Perl
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) ETL
5 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) CICS
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 3 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (22.22%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Adabas
2 3 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior COBOL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) Java EE
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) WSDL
3 2 (22.22%) XML Schema
3 2 (22.22%) JAXB
3 2 (22.22%) EntireX
3 2 (22.22%) Grails
4 1 (11.11%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) W3C
3 2 (22.22%) VSAM
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Feature Driven Development
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JCL
2 4 (44.44%) NATURAL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) REXX
5 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 1 (11.11%) Micro Focus