Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 142 136
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 -13
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.095% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 1.07% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 7
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -17.65% -26.09%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £282
90th Percentile £336 £469 £544
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -0.06% +0.06% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -30.56% +37.14% -25.00%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1210 1214 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 38.13% 36.71% 33.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 784 682
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 23
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +115.28% -48.57%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.69 £11.35
90th Percentile £58.00 £62.75 £41.80
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.23
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.74% +24.08%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Northamptonshire +2 2 £325 -15.03%
Leicestershire -5 1 £325 +8.33%
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (66.67%) CICS
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Synon
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) MVS
2 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) RPG
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ECMAScript
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5

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 2 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) jspm
1 1 (33.33%) Synon
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) webpack
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (33.33%) RPG Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Synon Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Aurelia
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Meteor
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) Polymer
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
1 1 (33.33%) Semantic UI
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (33.33%) Vaadin
1 1 (33.33%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) MVS
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) ECMAScript
1 1 (33.33%) ES6
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) RPG
1 1 (33.33%) RPG IV
1 1 (33.33%) RPG/400
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM