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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 60 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing COBOL 16 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.74% 1.99% 3.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.42% 5.45% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 14
Average daily rate £325 £330 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +39.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £456 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.17% -
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
362 220 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.43% 36.42% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 143 124
Average daily rate £375 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -16.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 16 £325 -1.51% 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (66.67%) JCL
1 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 13 (61.90%) IBM
3 12 (57.14%) Java
4 10 (47.62%) C#
4 10 (47.62%) C++
4 10 (47.62%) .NET
5 9 (42.86%) CICS
5 9 (42.86%) zOS
5 9 (42.86%) DB2
5 9 (42.86%) CA
6 8 (38.10%) Micro Focus
6 8 (38.10%) ISPF
6 8 (38.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
7 7 (33.33%) REXX
7 7 (33.33%) MVS
8 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 6 (28.57%) SSL
8 6 (28.57%) Eclipse
8 6 (28.57%) FTP
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 6 (28.57%) IIS
8 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 6 (28.57%) Linux
8 6 (28.57%) Apache
8 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 6 (28.57%) MS Access

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (42.86%) CICS
2 6 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (28.57%) IIS
2 6 (28.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) assyst
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) FTP
1 6 (28.57%) SSL
1 6 (28.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) DB2
2 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (28.57%) Easytrieve
2 6 (28.57%) MS Access
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
3 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) CA Gen
2 3 (14.29%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (28.57%) Banking
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum Master
5 4 (19.05%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 2 (9.52%) z/OS Developer
7 1 (4.76%) CA Gen Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Operator
7 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Specialist
7 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (4.76%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 8 (38.10%) ISPF
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 8 (38.10%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (28.57%) VSAM
4 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.52%) AS400
6 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) zOS
2 7 (33.33%) MVS
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) Scrum
2 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) Web Development
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) JCL
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 10 (47.62%) C#
3 10 (47.62%) C++
4 7 (33.33%) REXX
5 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
5 6 (28.57%) CLIST
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) Perl
5 6 (28.57%) VBA
6 4 (19.05%) C
6 4 (19.05%) PL/1
6 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) IBM
2 9 (42.86%) CA
3 8 (38.10%) Micro Focus
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
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