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 2 August 2021 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 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.
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England
Number of daily rates quoted
Median daily rate (50th Percentile)
England median daily rate
% change year-on-year
Number of hourly rates quoted
Median hourly rate
Median % change year-on-year
England median hourly rate
% change year-on-year
COBOL Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England
Job postings citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.
COBOL Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England
3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing COBOL in the East of England.
COBOL Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England
3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 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 2 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.
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
COBOL Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England
For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity.
The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for COBOL.
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: