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 24 June 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.

COBOL
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 143 136
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs citing COBOL 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.10% 0.071% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.16% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £245 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -34.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £361
% change year-on-year -1.63% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +28.00% -  

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 845 1280 1177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 42.51% 45.47% 40.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 893 798
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.67 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.26% -60.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.10 £24.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Yorkshire

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

COBOL
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center