Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 19 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - +119 +1
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% - 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% - 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Edinburgh median daily rate - - £313
Scotland median daily rate - £288 £320
% change year-on-year - -10.16% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1029 779 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.59% 36.52% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 485 502
Edinburgh median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £287 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.50 £47.25 £28.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.45% +63.14% -17.25%
10th Percentile £20.20 £41.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +7.14%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Edinburgh

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Edinburgh

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) DB2
3 3 (60.00%) CICS
3 3 (60.00%) JCL
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
4 2 (40.00%) Planview
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (20.00%) Traceability Matrix
5 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Middleware
5 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) ETL
5 1 (20.00%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (60.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Planview
1 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (20.00%) Ab Initio