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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank - - 111
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire - - 0.056%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -41.77%

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
663 810 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 45.60% 41.54% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 539 439
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -40.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £14.81 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) VSAM
3 1 (25.00%) ISPF
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Blog
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) BPMN
3 1 (25.00%) Social Media
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Fortran
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) REXX
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Easytrieve

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) ISPF
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Blog
2 1 (25.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BPMN
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (25.00%) Fortran
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
1 1 (25.00%) REXX
1 1 (25.00%) Visual J++
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM