Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 18 February 2018 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
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 252 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London - 0.082% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Central London median daily rate - £401 -
London median daily rate £300 £465 £425
% change year-on-year -35.48% +9.41% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,608 3,651 3,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 52.18% 49.88% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,872 3,017 3,167
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 16
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% -1.72% +34.84%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.90 £19.25
90th Percentile £103.50 £50.31 £57.50
London median hourly rate £33.27 £42.00 £29.32
% change year-on-year -20.79% +43.25% +1.98%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Central London

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Central London

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Central London