Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 63 86
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 2.40% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 7.24% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 2
Essex median daily rate - £255 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -
East of England median daily rate £375 £255 £210
% change year-on-year +47.06% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Essex median hourly rate - £34.14 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.81% -9.40%
East of England median hourly rate - £34.14 £27.75
% change year-on-year - +23.01% -5.13%

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 Essex with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 349 290 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 43.63% 33.14% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 193 252
Essex median daily rate £505 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.29% -6.67% -7.41%
10th Percentile £313 £242 £235
90th Percentile £600 £525 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 63
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +14.96%
10th Percentile £26.35 £30.75 £25.40
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.98 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +8.00% +1.35%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Essex

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Essex

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Essex