Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 610 573 557
Rank change year-on-year -37 -16 +17
Contract jobs citing COBOL 19 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.040% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.083% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 32
London median daily rate £438 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +11.48%
10th Percentile £269 £317 £273
90th Percentile £534 £545 £492
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -30.56% +35.85% -24.29%

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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22856 20138 20409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.53% 44.65% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17317 15040 15215
London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £633 £638
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 116 139
London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.18 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% +36.95% -16.45%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.07 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.55 £57.19 £50.43
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +21.79%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in London

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in London

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COBOL in London

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in London

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London -2 3 - -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 9 (47.37%) DB2
2 8 (42.11%) Mainframe
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) CICS
3 7 (36.84%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) JCL
4 6 (31.58%) Banking
5 5 (26.32%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Python
5 5 (26.32%) IBM
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) REXX
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) VSAM
6 4 (21.05%) Android
6 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
7 3 (15.79%) Puppet
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) Big Data
7 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
7 3 (15.79%) ISPF
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
7 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Perl

COBOL
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) CICS
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Bluemix
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
1 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) SMS
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) DB2
2 3 (15.79%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
3 2 (10.53%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (10.53%) HBase
3 2 (10.53%) Impala
3 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQLite
3 2 (10.53%) Sqoop
4 1 (5.26%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
1 3 (15.79%) Toad
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.26%) Gradle
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Danish Language
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Mainframe Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.79%) ISPF
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) Java EE
3 2 (10.53%) PySpark
3 2 (10.53%) RESTful
3 2 (10.53%) scikit-learn
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) EJB
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) Java RMI
4 1 (5.26%) JMS
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) JSP
4 1 (5.26%) Servlets
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Swing
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Mainframe
2 5 (26.32%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (21.05%) VSAM
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Tandem
5 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Android
1 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Scrum
2 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Database Security
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Secure Coding
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Source Code Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) JCL
3 5 (26.32%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) REXX
5 3 (15.79%) C
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) C++
6 2 (10.53%) PHP
6 2 (10.53%) Ruby
6 2 (10.53%) Scala
7 1 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (5.26%) PL/1
7 1 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Flume
2 2 (10.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Control-M
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (10.53%) Oozie
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Palantir
2 2 (10.53%) SaltStack
2 2 (10.53%) Synopsys
3 1 (5.26%) Solace