The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 94 92
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.20% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.60% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £356 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +37.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £361
% change year-on-year -1.63% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +28.00% -  

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 East Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 604 502 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 40.13% 32.68% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 325 421
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +131.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBOL in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in the East Midlands

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (100.00%) DB2
2 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (60.00%) JCL
3 3 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (20.00%) Pentaho
5 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) R
5 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (20.00%) iSeries
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) VSAM
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) RPG

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) DataStage
2 1 (20.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ChangeMan
1 1 (20.00%) Synon
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Developer
3 1 (20.00%) RPG Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Synon Developer
3 1 (20.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Smoke Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) R
3 1 (20.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
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