The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 114 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.12% 0.66% 0.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 1.64% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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
820 913 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 33.62% 40.42% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 546 439
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 39
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +40.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £175.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
West Yorkshire -12 2 £350 +16.66% 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) zOS
3 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) CICS
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Perforce
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) REXX
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (11.11%) RUP
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (11.11%) DSDM

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (22.22%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (11.11%) Adabas
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (11.11%) EntireX
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) RUP
3 1 (11.11%) DSDM
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) REXX
1 1 (11.11%) NATURAL
1 1 (11.11%) JCL
1 1 (11.11%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Micro Focus
3 1 (11.11%) Perforce