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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank - 106 91
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire - 0.11% 0.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.31% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate - £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
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
798 645 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 39.27% 36.61% 38.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 449 400
Average daily rate £400 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £33.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £43.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) EntireX
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) REXX