Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 19 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 152 143
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9 -32
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.27% 0.28% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 0.74% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Manchester median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £436 £299 £433
90th Percentile £549 £525 £599
North West median daily rate £475 £420 £443
% change year-on-year +13.10% -5.08% +34.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1240 1345 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 42.52% 38.09% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 972 794
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £293 £263 £240
90th Percentile £531 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 46
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% -32.86% +66.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £14.30 £13.44
90th Percentile £47.70 £43.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Manchester

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Manchester

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Manchester

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 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
Stockport - 1 - -
COBOL
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 6 (75.00%) CICS
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) DB2
3 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
3 3 (37.50%) OS/390
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) JCL
3 3 (37.50%) hybris
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Business Development
5 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
5 1 (12.50%) Swedish Language
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) IDMS
5 1 (12.50%) TPMS
5 1 (12.50%) VME
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) TPMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) IDMS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Presales Solution Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) OS/390
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) OpenVMS
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) VME
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
2 3 (37.50%) JCL
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Fortran
3 1 (12.50%) Pascal
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) hybris
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle