Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 of England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 175 204
Rank change year-on-year -20 +29 +14
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.078% 0.47% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 1.19% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 3
East of England median daily rate £375 £255 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.06% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £363 £230 £205
90th Percentile £388 £313 £353
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
East of England median hourly rate - £34.14 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.01% -5.13%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -30.56% +35.85% -24.29%

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 1992 1927 2255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 38.60% 39.51% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 1140 1313
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £288 £237 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £501
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 142 168
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £15.92 £27.66 £20.70
90th Percentile £53.25 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

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

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 24 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
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (50.00%) E-business
2 2 (50.00%) BPEL
2 2 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (50.00%) WebCenter
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) Tuxedo
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Graduate
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 2 (50.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) BPEL
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) E-business
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Hyperion
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM