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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 136 144 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -28
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.18% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.40% 0.41% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Median daily rate £350 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £373 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +20.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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
1261 1214 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 44.70% 43.17% 42.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 820 724
Median daily rate £400 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 30
Median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.85% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £25.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 May 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 - 5 £350 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Google
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) CGI
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) iPhone
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) PhoneGap
3 2 (33.33%) GitHub
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) VSAM
4 1 (16.67%) JCL
4 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe

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 1 (16.67%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Unix Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CGI
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) CSS3
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) PhoneGap
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) iPhone
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Apple
1 2 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Micro Focus