Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 17 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 240 271
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 +21
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.042% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.080% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
City of London median daily rate - £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.76% +4.62%
Central London median daily rate - £401 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 the City of London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3735 3410 4325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.47% 50.69% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3102 2870 3631
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 20
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £27.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.39% +5.42% +30.43%
10th Percentile £15.12 £16.06 £15.69
90th Percentile £39.10 £55.19 £43.29
Central London median hourly rate £24.49 £27.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -10.96% +5.42% +30.43%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the City of London

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in the City of London

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 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 City of London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (100.00%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Cloudera
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Flume
2 2 (66.67%) Palantir
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Pig
2 2 (66.67%) Sqoop
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) HBase
2 2 (66.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Control-M
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Oozie
2 2 (66.67%) HDFS
2 2 (66.67%) Impala
2 2 (66.67%) SaltStack
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Pig
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (66.67%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) HBase
2 2 (66.67%) Impala
2 2 (66.67%) SQLite
2 2 (66.67%) Sqoop
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) PySpark
1 2 (66.67%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Scala
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Flume
1 2 (66.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (66.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Control-M
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (66.67%) Oozie
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cloudera
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Palantir
1 2 (66.67%) SaltStack