Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 - 110
Rank change year-on-year - +110 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% - 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% - 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median daily rate £453 - -
North West median daily rate £475 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +13.10% -6.67% +37.14%
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 409 509 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.45% 34.84% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 376 452
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £269
90th Percentile £520 £499 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -38.24% -
10th Percentile £26.50 £11.85 £12.90
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Warrington - 1 £530 -
COBOL
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) GIAC
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) GCIA
1 1 (50.00%) GSEC
1 1 (50.00%) GCIH
1 1 (50.00%) GCFA
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) VSAM
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing

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 1 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Monitoring Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Forensics
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) GCED
1 1 (50.00%) GCFA
1 1 (50.00%) GCIA
1 1 (50.00%) GCIH
1 1 (50.00%) GIAC
1 1 (50.00%) GREM
1 1 (50.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM