The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 125 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.20% - 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £427 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.14%
COBOL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1018 1126 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 41.38% 36.99% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 747 580
Median daily rate £413 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.75 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £15.08 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
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 Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
West Yorkshire - 4 £430 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £401 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (50.00%) DB2
3 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (30.00%) Retail
5 3 (30.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
6 2 (20.00%) CA Endevor
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) BPMN
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) CICS
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) Visual J++
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
6 2 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (10.00%) Process Management
7 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (20.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) ISPF
2 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Blog
3 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Social Media
3 1 (10.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) BPMN
3 2 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Visual J++
2 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (10.00%) Fortran
2 1 (10.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) REXX
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Avaloq
2 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (10.00%) Misys
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) SunGard