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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 54 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 7 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.17% - 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.67% - 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£535 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.60
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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
262 100 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.89% 26.60% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 44 62
Average daily rate £331 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £32.50 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.07% +95.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 6 £535 - 4
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL.

1 12 (60.00%) VME
2 11 (55.00%) Middleware
3 10 (50.00%) Open Source
3 10 (50.00%) Migration
3 10 (50.00%) ICL
4 9 (45.00%) Fujitsu
5 8 (40.00%) Programme Management
6 7 (35.00%) IBM
7 6 (30.00%) HP
7 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Mainframe
9 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL
10 3 (15.00%) RPG
10 3 (15.00%) CA
10 3 (15.00%) zOS
10 3 (15.00%) PRMS
10 3 (15.00%) AS400
10 3 (15.00%) iSeries
10 3 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (15.00%) RPG IV
10 3 (15.00%) CA Gen
11 1 (5.00%) Infor
11 1 (5.00%) RPG/400
11 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
11 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
11 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
11 1 (5.00%) JCL
11 1 (5.00%) SQL
11 1 (5.00%) UNIX

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing COBOL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBOL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) PRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Architect
2 8 (40.00%) Applications Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) CA Gen Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) AS400 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Open Source
2 5 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (15.00%) AS400
3 3 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (15.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) VME
2 3 (15.00%) zOS
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) RPG
1 3 (15.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) JCL
2 1 (5.00%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) ICL
2 9 (45.00%) Fujitsu
3 7 (35.00%) IBM
4 6 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) CA
6 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.00%) Infor