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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank - 37 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire - 0.73% -
As % of the Programming Languages category - 1.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £39.50

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 148 121 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 52.30% 44.32% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 72 87
Median daily rate £320 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.30% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.14% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL in Leicestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Leicestershire

COBOL
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
1 2 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) ERP

COBOL
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) AS400 Developer
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) RPG Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) RPG
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) JD Edwards