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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
London / City of London
Rank 154 - 185
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% - 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.068% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £288 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £39.50

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1462 1546 2256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.49% 46.48% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1303 1818
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing COBOL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in the City of London

COBOL
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Compuware
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) MVS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) VC++
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server

COBOL
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) MVS
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VC++
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (25.00%) Compuware
2 1 (25.00%) HP