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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 119 118 99
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.20% 0.18% 0.060%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.45% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.27 - £32.50
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
905 897 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 45.00% 40.15% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 610 331
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds 0 4 £375 -
COBOL
Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) DB2
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) CGI
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (22.22%) Micro Focus
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) iPhone
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Google
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source

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 (11.11%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Unix Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Designer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Designer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) CGI
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) iPhone
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) BPMN
2 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Microservices
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Process Management
2 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Visual J++
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Apple
1 2 (22.22%) Google
1 2 (22.22%) Micro Focus
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Avaloq
2 1 (11.11%) Misys
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) SunGard