The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / Yorkshire
Rank - 138 133
Contract jobs citing COBOL 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.34% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £39.50

COBOL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 932 1177 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 43.78% 41.46% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 806 712
Median daily rate £400 £385 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +14.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.76% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing COBOL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Yorkshire

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Yorkshire

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Yorkshire

COBOL
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (33.33%) Fortran
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) REXX
2 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
2 1 (33.33%) JCL

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) Fortran
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) REXX
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM