The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 117 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -17
Contract jobs citing COBOL 5 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.33% 2.37% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 7.36% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 9
Median daily rate £305 £399 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +50.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £240 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £550 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £303
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +23.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 - £30.00
COBOL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
515 299 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.04% 32.25% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 200 143
Median daily rate £325 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £509 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 2 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +57.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £23.75 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.18 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing COBOL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the North East region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the North East

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -62 5 £305 -23.63%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 North East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) VME
2 7 (35.00%) Scrum
2 7 (35.00%) C++
2 7 (35.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) Micro Focus
2 7 (35.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (25.00%) zOS
3 5 (25.00%) JCL
3 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) PL/1
4 4 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) C
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (20.00%) Web Development
4 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Tuxedo
5 3 (15.00%) CA
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE
5 3 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (15.00%) CA Gen

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (15.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (10.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) CA Gen
2 1 (5.00%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Scrum Master
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Support
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) CA Gen Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) z/OS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 2 (10.00%) ISPF
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) AS400
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) VME
2 5 (25.00%) zOS
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) High Availability
6 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Change Management
7 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C++
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) JCL
3 4 (20.00%) C
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) PL/1
3 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Micro Focus
2 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) CA
4 2 (10.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) TIBCO