Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 256 255
Rank change year-on-year -40 -1 +36
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.011% 0.041% 0.025%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.021% 0.084% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Central London median daily rate £450 £264 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.62% -52.05% +29.41%
10th Percentile £425 £244 £525
90th Percentile £475 £288 £575
London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

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 4,788 3,592 3,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 52.40% 49.00% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,960 2,877 3,062
Central London median daily rate £513 £490 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.59% +6.99% +1.78%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 5 13
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £28.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.15% +9.02% +7.30%
10th Percentile £12.90 £17.07 £18.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £40.80 £60.00
London median hourly rate £42.02 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% +41.67% +4.35%

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

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Central London region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 1 £450 +56.52%
COBOL
London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) PL/1

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PL/1