Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

COBOL
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - +92 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.077% - 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Birmingham median daily rate £388 - £325
10th Percentile £381 - £313
90th Percentile £394 - £338
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £394 £163
% change year-on-year -1.59% +142.31% -48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 463 498 468
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 35.53% 32.72% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 341 301
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £243 £250
90th Percentile £506 £488 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £37.50 £29.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.05% +14.42% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.13 £19.25
90th Percentile £42.35 £38.88 £30.40
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £26.67
% change year-on-year +32.65% -8.15% -14.65%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Birmingham

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBOL in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) People Management

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL