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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
COBOL
England / North East
Rank 79 61 43
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing COBOL 11 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.17% 1.23% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.30% 3.32% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 14
Median daily rate £363 £324 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.96% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £335
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +19.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -34.17%

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
333 331 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.54% 36.90% 36.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 201 168
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
Median hourly rate £53.50 £19.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.35% -31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £27.70 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 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
Tyne and Wear -23 10 £369 +13.89%
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 North East region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 10 (83.33%) VME
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) ICL
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Data Management
3 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) StarTeam
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) SLA
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) ITSM
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) SaaS
5 2 (16.67%) PaaS
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) IaaS
6 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland

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 1 (8.33%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Adabas
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) StarTeam
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) DBA
1 3 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Architect
3 1 (8.33%) C# Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iSeries
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) VME
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Data Management
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) REXX
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) ICL
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Infor