Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 February 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 178 177
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.11% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.29% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
East of England median daily rate - £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% +11.11%
England median daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
East of England median hourly rate - £36.14 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.62% -26.58%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - -3.85% -34.18%

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 of England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,802 1,745 1,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.50% 39.07% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 1,042 1,045
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £293 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £535
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 127 181
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £18.50 £29.70 £26.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +12.78%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in the East of England

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in the East of England

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in the East of England