Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 17 October 2018 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 153 171
Rank change year-on-year -4 +18 +2
Contract jobs citing COBOL 11 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.32% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
West Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £209 £326 £237
90th Percentile £496 £468 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -20.59% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,584 1,222 1,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 46.11% 41.72% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,114 908 1,183
West Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £292
90th Percentile £538 £523 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 7
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.16% +103.28% -27.38%
10th Percentile £13.70 £23.25 £13.20
90th Percentile £38.45 £39.15 £32.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.92 £22.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.25% +46.67% -32.58%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for COBOL in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in West Yorkshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Leeds -1 9 £338 +9.76% 1
Pontefract - 1 £260 - 1
COBOL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 9 (81.82%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Mainframe
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
4 4 (36.36%) CICS
4 4 (36.36%) DataStage
4 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 4 (36.36%) Hadoop
5 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) DB2
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) JCL
6 2 (18.18%) Micro Focus
6 2 (18.18%) Migration

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (36.36%) CICS
2 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DataStage
1 4 (36.36%) Hadoop
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (27.27%) DB2
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (9.09%) Adabas
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) DataStage Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) ETL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) DataStage ETL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) ETL
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Data Mapping
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) ETL Development
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JCL
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Natural
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Hortonworks
2 2 (18.18%) Micro Focus