Period
to 2 August 2021

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
England > East of England
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 127 - 186
Rank change year-on-year - +186 +14
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.046% - 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
10th Percentile " " £353
25th Percentile £431 " £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 - £425
75th Percentile £444 " £438
90th Percentile " " "
England median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +6.67%

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 747 627 1,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 34.06% 37.48% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 408 981
10th Percentile £220 £313 £313
25th Percentile £350 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £450
75th Percentile £543 £525 £523
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
England median daily rate £520 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 60
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.60 £17.99
25th Percentile £26.08 £21.57 £41.25
Median hourly rate £37.94 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.69% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £50.13 £48.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £56.53 £56.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +9.76%

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.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL 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.

Daily rate trend for 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.

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 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.

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
Essex - 1 £438 -
COBOL
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.

1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) IMS/DB
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) CA Gen
1 1 (100.00%) SELCOPY
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leadership

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 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) DB2 Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) SELCOPY
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM