Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 17 August 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 87 111
Rank change year-on-year -6 +24 -2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% 0.082% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.32% 0.21% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £388 £450 £423
North West median daily rate £463 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +15.63% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 616 487 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 46.07% 40.02% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 358 548
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.88% +6.45% -
10th Percentile £295 £293 £263
90th Percentile £503 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.38 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% -1.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £19.38 £30.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £40.75 £57.00 £38.30
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £29.01
% change year-on-year -9.38% +37.87% -21.59%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Cheshire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Cheshire

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VSAM
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM