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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
COBOL
Rank 79 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.74% 1.02% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 2.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
COBOL
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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
385 252 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.39% 42.86% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 164 45
Average daily rate £428 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.27% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -53.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £12.20 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £54.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -22 8 £550 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 33 (84.62%) VME
2 17 (43.59%) Mainframe
3 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 14 (35.90%) Relational Database
5 12 (30.77%) SQL
6 11 (28.21%) Tuxedo
6 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
7 10 (25.64%) UNIX
8 8 (20.51%) Migration
9 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
10 6 (15.38%) Java
10 6 (15.38%) Linux
10 6 (15.38%) Validation
10 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) IBM
12 4 (10.26%) HP
12 4 (10.26%) AIX
12 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
12 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (10.26%) Amazon S3
12 4 (10.26%) 3PAR
13 3 (7.69%) User Stories
13 3 (7.69%) ICL
13 3 (7.69%) C
14 2 (5.13%) Oracle
14 2 (5.13%) Finance
14 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
14 2 (5.13%) Degree

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (28.21%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) IDMS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Architect
2 11 (28.21%) Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) COBOL Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Applications Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Programmer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) VB6 Developer
8 1 (2.56%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior COBOL Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) J2EE
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
1 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.56%) Java SE
1 1 (2.56%) Java EE
1 1 (2.56%) Java EE 5
1 1 (2.56%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (84.62%) VME
2 10 (25.64%) UNIX
3 6 (15.38%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) AIX
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Mentoring
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.38%) Validation
5 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.69%) User Stories
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.56%) System Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.56%) JCL
4 1 (2.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) OCAJ
4 1 (2.56%) OCP
4 1 (2.56%) OCA
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) IBM
2 4 (10.26%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) 3PAR
3 3 (7.69%) ICL
4 2 (5.13%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (2.56%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft