Period
to 19 February 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 19 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 84 105
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21 -12
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.31% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.81% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Cheshire median daily rate £530 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +135.56% -47.06% -
10th Percentile £408 £211 £357
90th Percentile £545 £318 £438
North West median daily rate £530 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +21.49% +9.06% -3.03%
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 453 369 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.69% 30.50% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 279 465
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £257 £275 £263
90th Percentile £545 £503 £538
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £34.99 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +118.67% -54.29%
10th Percentile £27.00 £15.98 £12.70
90th Percentile £43.25 £46.47 £26.75
North West median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +8.11% +13.85%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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
Warrington - 3 £530 -
COBOL
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
1 3 (75.00%) Intranet
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security Management
1 3 (75.00%) Security Management
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) GIAC
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) GCIA
1 3 (75.00%) GSEC
1 3 (75.00%) GCIH
1 3 (75.00%) GCFA
1 3 (75.00%) CESG
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (75.00%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Digital Forensics

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 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
1 3 (75.00%) Intranet
1 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Operations Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Malware Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) CESG
1 3 (75.00%) Cyberattack
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) Digital Forensics
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security Management
1 3 (75.00%) Malware Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
1 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 3 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (75.00%) Security Management
1 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (75.00%) SFIA
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (75.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
1 3 (75.00%) GCED
1 3 (75.00%) GCFA
1 3 (75.00%) GCIA
1 3 (75.00%) GCIH
1 3 (75.00%) GIAC
1 3 (75.00%) GREM
1 3 (75.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (75.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM