Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 55 63
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.18% 0.57% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% 1.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Leicestershire median daily rate £325 £300 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +21.21% +4.21%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £236
90th Percentile £338 £300 £259
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £350 £425
% change year-on-year -7.14% -17.65% -26.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 288 227 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 51.34% 43.16% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 134 148
Leicestershire median daily rate £326 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +4.84% +8.77%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £215
90th Percentile £500 £438 £416
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 10
Leicestershire median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +23.97% -19.33%
10th Percentile £17.98 £36.25 £10.70
90th Percentile £45.20 £39.75 £44.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +13.33% +105.48% -47.86%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

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

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -3 1 £325 +8.33%
COBOL
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) ECMAScript
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Vaadin
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) WildFly
1 1 (100.00%) React

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) jspm
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Angular Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) HTML Developer
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) Aurelia
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Meteor
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Polymer
1 1 (100.00%) React
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Sass
1 1 (100.00%) Semantic UI
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (100.00%) Vaadin
1 1 (100.00%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ECMAScript
1 1 (100.00%) ES6
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript