Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 225 232
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.082% 0.014%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.16% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
City of London median daily rate - £425 -
Central London median daily rate - £425 -
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 3,761 3,106 3,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 53.17% 50.78% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,185 2,600 2,779
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 £663 £663
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 19
City of London median hourly rate £27.55 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.16% -8.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £20.30 £15.50 £19.25
90th Percentile £54.03 £49.37 £56.00
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% -8.33% +50.00%

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