Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 185 180
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 6 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.12% 0.023% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.31% 0.057% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Scotland median daily rate - £288 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.16% +6.67%
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1917 1757 1906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.01% 40.54% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1061 1038
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 44
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.39
90th Percentile £195.00 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Scotland

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Scotland

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Scotland

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Edinburgh - 5 - - 2
Glasgow -10 1 - -
COBOL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 3 (50.00%) CICS
3 3 (50.00%) JCL
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
4 2 (33.33%) Planview
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
5 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
5 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (16.67%) Star Schema
5 1 (16.67%) AS400
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (16.67%) Star Schema
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Planview
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio