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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 110 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -6
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.073% 1.03% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 2.91% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 15
Median daily rate - £320 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -22.14%
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
552 344 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.20% 35.50% 39.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 215 244
Median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 12
Median hourly rate £53.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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
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 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -46 1 - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) REXX
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) VME
2 1 (33.33%) Adabas

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 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VME
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) REXX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM