Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 198 217
Rank change year-on-year +21 +19 -47
Contract jobs citing COBOL 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.42% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Yorkshire median daily rate £366 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.82% +13.33% +21.95%
10th Percentile £231 £299 £331
90th Percentile £464 £500 £404
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -30.56% +35.85% -24.29%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1673 2368 2364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 37.75% 43.46% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1610 1594
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.52% +9.38%
10th Percentile £298 £282 £263
90th Percentile £529 £538 £512
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 37
Yorkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £14.87 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.09% -23.77% -22.00%
10th Percentile £16.70 £12.95 £11.15
90th Percentile £41.53 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing COBOL in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 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
West Yorkshire +8 9 £366 -14.28% 2
South Yorkshire +14 1 - -
COBOL
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) DB2
5 3 (30.00%) JCL
5 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (20.00%) C
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus
7 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
7 1 (10.00%) CICS
7 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (10.00%) BDD
7 1 (10.00%) User Experience

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 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) COBOL Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Unix Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Unix Support
3 2 (20.00%) Unix Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) JCL
4 2 (20.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus