The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 28 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 39
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire - - 0.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category - - 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +28.00% -  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 155 137 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 58.05% 52.69% 43.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 92 94
Median daily rate £313 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £204 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £39.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £39.00 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire citing COBOL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Leicestershire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Leicestershire

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Leicestershire
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
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