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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - 84
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.081% - 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 - £375
10th Percentile £363 - £363
90th Percentile £388 - £388
Scotland median daily rate £375 £288 £375
% change year-on-year +30.43% -23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 469 425 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 38.07% 31.27% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 447 387
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.73%  
10th Percentile £284 £260 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £482
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +10.71% -3.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  

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 29 June 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 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (100.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) IBM UrbanCode

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (100.00%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Micro Focus