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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 37 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 15 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.29% 0.80% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.25% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £308 £323
% change year-on-year
+13.41% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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
240 138 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 36.64% 36.70% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 66 46
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £34.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 - 14 £330 - 3
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 17 (85.00%) VME
2 12 (60.00%) Migration
2 12 (60.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) Micro Focus
3 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (50.00%) UNIX
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Tuxedo
7 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) System Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
10 2 (10.00%) SOAP
10 2 (10.00%) JBoss
10 2 (10.00%) J2EE
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
10 2 (10.00%) HP
10 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
10 2 (10.00%) JPA
10 2 (10.00%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
10 2 (10.00%) QA
11 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
11 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (5.00%) Open Source

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) COBOL Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Applications Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior COBOL Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) COBOL Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Programmer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
1 2 (10.00%) JPA
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE 5
2 1 (5.00%) Java SE
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) VME
2 10 (50.00%) UNIX
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) OCAJ
2 1 (5.00%) OCP
2 1 (5.00%) OCA
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Micro Focus
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (5.00%) ICL
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