The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 > Glasgow
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 68 72
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow - 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Glasgow median daily rate - £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.33%  
Scotland median daily rate £375 £288 £375
% change year-on-year +30.43% -23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow 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 Glasgow with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 369 337 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 55.41% 47.33% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 405 296
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
10th Percentile £313 £263 £266
90th Percentile £475 £438 £425
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +10.71% -3.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £190.00 - £65.00
10th Percentile £185.00 - £14.50
90th Percentile £195.00 - £72.50
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Glasgow

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Glasgow