Period
to 15 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a COBOL Developer was £309 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 327 365 -
Rank change year-on-year +38 - +363
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Developer 5 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.039% 0.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 0
South East median daily rate £309 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% - -
England median daily rate £330 £320 £320
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £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 11,904 15,834 15,938
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 94.35% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,056 9,552 9,507
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £208 £255 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 602 626
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% -3.94%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £49.04
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.07% +3.89%

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 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 15 December 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
West Sussex - 3 £348 -
Thames Valley +9 2 £276 -15.00% 2
Berkshire +1 2 £276 -15.00% 1
COBOL Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (60.00%) JCL
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) zOS
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Google Docs
4 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) FMCG
4 1 (20.00%) VSAM
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows

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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Google Docs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) FMCG
2 1 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) MVS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) COBOL
2 3 (60.00%) JCL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Google