The table below looks at the statistics for COBOL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 99 130 126
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Contract jobs citing COBOL 53 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 0.37% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.70% 1.07% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 6 2
Average daily rate £400 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £258 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1431 1126 963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.64% 34.80% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 735 550
Average daily rate £358 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 29 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £19.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

COBOL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

COBOL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

COBOL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBOL across the North West region.

COBOL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

COBOL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBOL across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

COBOL Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

COBOL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBOL across the North West region.

COBOL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 9 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
Lancashire +32 41 £401 +55.53%
Manchester -15 7 £400 -15.78%
Cheshire -3 3 £379 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 38 (59.38%) Tuxedo
1 38 (59.38%) VME
2 36 (56.25%) Linux
3 33 (51.56%) Oracle
4 31 (48.44%) Mainframe
4 31 (48.44%) Migration
5 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (42.19%) Micro Focus
6 26 (40.63%) Java
7 24 (37.50%) Middleware
8 22 (34.38%) Finance
9 18 (28.13%) Red Hat
10 16 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (21.88%) Waterfall
11 14 (21.88%) Private Cloud
11 14 (21.88%) SOA
11 14 (21.88%) VMware
11 14 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (20.31%) Project Management
12 13 (20.31%) Re-Platforming
12 13 (20.31%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (18.75%) DevOps
13 12 (18.75%) Defect Management
13 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
14 11 (17.19%) IBM
15 10 (15.63%) Risk Management
16 9 (14.06%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (14.06%) Unix
16 9 (14.06%) C

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 38 (59.38%) Tuxedo
2 7 (10.94%) CICS
3 2 (3.13%) JBoss
3 2 (3.13%) StreamWeaver
3 2 (3.13%) TPMS
3 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (10.94%) DB2
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.56%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Subversion
2 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.13%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.56%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
2 5 (7.81%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Architect
2 12 (18.75%) Developer
3 10 (15.63%) Technical Architect
4 9 (14.06%) Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Security Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Test Assurance Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Test Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.81%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
9 3 (4.69%) C Programmer
9 3 (4.69%) Mainframe Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Programmer
9 3 (4.69%) Quality Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (37.50%) Middleware
2 7 (10.94%) J2EE
3 2 (3.13%) EJB
3 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.13%) JMS
3 2 (3.13%) JSP
3 2 (3.13%) Servlets
3 2 (3.13%) Struts
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) WSDL
3 2 (3.13%) XML
3 2 (3.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 31 (48.44%) Mainframe
2 14 (21.88%) Private Cloud
3 7 (10.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.81%) EMV
4 5 (7.81%) Tandem
5 3 (4.69%) Clustering
6 2 (3.13%) Data Integration
6 2 (3.13%) PMI
6 2 (3.13%) Reference Data
6 2 (3.13%) VSAM
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (59.38%) VME
2 36 (56.25%) Linux
3 16 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (14.06%) Unix
5 2 (3.13%) zOS
6 1 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Migration
2 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (21.88%) SOA
3 14 (21.88%) Waterfall
4 13 (20.31%) Project Management
4 13 (20.31%) Re-Platforming
5 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 12 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 12 (18.75%) DevOps
6 10 (15.63%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.38%) SABSA
8 6 (9.38%) Security Architecture
8 6 (9.38%) Test Management
8 6 (9.38%) TOGAF
8 6 (9.38%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (7.81%) Supplier Management
9 5 (7.81%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) Java
2 9 (14.06%) C
3 8 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (6.25%) Assembly Language
4 4 (6.25%) JCL
5 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.13%) REXX
7 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (7.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (6.25%) QA
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) Oracle
2 27 (42.19%) Micro Focus
3 18 (28.13%) Red Hat
4 14 (21.88%) VMware
5 11 (17.19%) IBM
6 5 (7.81%) Fujitsu
7 4 (6.25%) ICL
8 2 (3.13%) CA
8 2 (3.13%) Chordiant
9 1 (1.56%) Sun
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