Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 196 174
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22 +33
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.040% 0.12% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.32% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 19
East of England median daily rate £408 £350 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% +37.25% -31.08%
10th Percentile £330 £318 £230
90th Percentile £475 £383 £295
England median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
East of England median hourly rate - £32.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% +35.85%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +12.90% +8.77% -20.28%

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 1,854 1,894 1,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 37.15% 38.68% 36.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,171 1,073 1,077
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £280 £233
90th Percentile £569 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 127 134
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £20.42 £17.16 £27.00
90th Percentile £54.63 £53.30 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 September 2018. 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 -2 2 £408 - 1
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) VME
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) PDM
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) VME
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) PDM
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP