Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a COBOL Developer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 632 610 608
Rank change year-on-year -22 -2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.004% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.012% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
London median daily rate - £475 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +123.53% -40.97%
England median daily rate £320 £305 £270
% change year-on-year +4.92% +12.96% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

COBOL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured COBOL Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Developer in London

COBOL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL Developer in London

COBOL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL Developer in London

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, COBOL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring COBOL Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM