Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a COBOL Developer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 350 372 348
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24 +38
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 30 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.006% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.006% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 7
South East median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £250
90th Percentile £450 £300 £305
England median daily rate £350 £308 £313
% change year-on-year +13.82% -1.68% -1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,096 15,447 14,182
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 94.21% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,076 9,227 8,382
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 568 736
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -10.23%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.74 £10.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%

COBOL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Developer in the South East

COBOL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL Developer in the South East

COBOL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COBOL Developer in the South East

COBOL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL Developer in the South East

COBOL Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley - 20 £400 -
Berkshire - 19 £400 -
Hampshire - 10 £320 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
COBOL Developer
England

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, COBOL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring COBOL Developer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) COBOL
2 17 (56.67%) VME
3 16 (53.33%) Mainframe
4 11 (36.67%) DB2
5 9 (30.00%) CICS
5 9 (30.00%) Middleware
5 9 (30.00%) IDMS
6 8 (26.67%) Micro Focus
7 7 (23.33%) TPMS
8 6 (20.00%) C
9 5 (16.67%) ICL
9 5 (16.67%) Fujitsu
10 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (10.00%) Oracle
12 2 (6.67%) Java
12 2 (6.67%) MVS
12 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
12 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (6.67%) JCL
12 2 (6.67%) AIX
12 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
12 2 (6.67%) Retail
12 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (3.33%) Re-Platforming
13 1 (3.33%) Break/Fix
13 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
13 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus

COBOL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (30.00%) CICS
2 7 (23.33%) TPMS
3 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) DB2
2 9 (30.00%) IDMS
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) VME
2 2 (6.67%) AIX
2 2 (6.67%) MVS
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (3.33%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (20.00%) C
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) JCL
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Smalltalk
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Micro Focus
2 5 (16.67%) Fujitsu
2 5 (16.67%) ICL
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) SAP