The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 39 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 13 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.42% - 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.58% - 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£265 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £325 £292
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+114.28% -51.72%
Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
233 88 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 43.31% 26.19% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 39 93
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 8
Average hourly rate £23.88 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
COBOL
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 - 12 £265 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (50.00%) ITIL
1 17 (50.00%) VME
2 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
4 11 (32.35%) Middleware
5 10 (29.41%) Migration
5 10 (29.41%) Mainframe
5 10 (29.41%) ICL
5 10 (29.41%) Open Source
6 9 (26.47%) Curam
6 9 (26.47%) Fujitsu
6 9 (26.47%) Problem Management
6 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
6 9 (26.47%) .NET
6 9 (26.47%) Oracle
6 9 (26.47%) C
6 9 (26.47%) C#
6 9 (26.47%) C++
6 9 (26.47%) Java
6 9 (26.47%) SAS
6 9 (26.47%) PL/1
7 8 (23.53%) HP
7 8 (23.53%) Programme Management
7 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (20.59%) IBM
9 6 (17.65%) UNIX
10 4 (11.76%) Borland
10 4 (11.76%) StarTeam

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (26.47%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) PRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) StarTeam
2 3 (8.82%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Architect
2 9 (26.47%) Applications Support
3 8 (23.53%) Applications Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) Developer
6 3 (8.82%) CA Gen Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Support Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Support Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) AS400 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) Middleware
2 9 (26.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Mainframe
1 10 (29.41%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) AS400
2 3 (8.82%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (8.82%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) VME
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
3 3 (8.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) Migration
3 9 (26.47%) Problem Management
4 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 8 (23.53%) Programme Management
5 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C
1 9 (26.47%) C#
1 9 (26.47%) C++
1 9 (26.47%) Java
1 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
1 9 (26.47%) PL/1
2 3 (8.82%) RPG
2 3 (8.82%) RPG IV
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) JCL
3 1 (2.94%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) ICL
2 9 (26.47%) Fujitsu
2 9 (26.47%) Oracle
2 9 (26.47%) Curam
3 8 (23.53%) HP
4 7 (20.59%) IBM
5 4 (11.76%) Borland
6 3 (8.82%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.94%) Infor