Period
to 20 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a COBOL Analyst was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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 Analyst
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 881 880
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -33
Contract jobs requiring a COBOL Analyst 8 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.010% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.011% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 16
UK median daily rate £308 £268 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.74% -28.47% +3.36%
10th Percentile £266 £250 £250
90th Percentile £381 £301 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £268 £399
% change year-on-year +17.07% -32.90% +25.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94185 100715 108433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61877 65601 68922
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2805 3286 4157
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +0.17% +8.70%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.98 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

COBOL Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL Analyst in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL Analyst in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL Analyst in the UK

COBOL Analyst
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England +45 8 £308 +18.73%
UK excluding London +46 7 £314 +17.07%
North of England +68 4 £308 +0.82%
North East +71 3 £308 +0.82%
South East +18 3 £371 -
London - 1 £288 -
Yorkshire - 1 £308 -

COBOL Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, COBOL Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring COBOL Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Tuxedo
3 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (50.00%) CICS
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (50.00%) Micro Focus
3 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) User Experience
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) DB2
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) OLTP
5 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) PMO
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) JCL

COBOL Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (50.00%) CICS
1 4 (50.00%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) OLTP
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) COBOL
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Micro Focus
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM