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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBOL over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
COBOL
Rank 148 155 131
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing COBOL 7 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.17% 0.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.55% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 12
Median daily rate £423 £480 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.97% +31.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £480 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £480 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1148 1280 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.64% 30.90% 35.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 789 756
Median daily rate £388 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 57 32
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £47.33 £39.00
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 West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 5 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 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
Lancashire -3 6 £436 -9.11%
Cheshire - 1 £325 - 1
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 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 West region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 31 (58.49%) Linux
2 30 (56.60%) C
3 28 (52.83%) Java
4 27 (50.94%) Tuxedo
5 26 (49.06%) Micro Focus
6 20 (37.74%) Clustering
7 18 (33.96%) Oracle
8 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
8 16 (30.19%) RDBMS
8 16 (30.19%) Bash Shell
8 16 (30.19%) Oracle Database
8 16 (30.19%) Relational Database
9 15 (28.30%) VME
10 14 (26.42%) Unix
11 11 (20.75%) Mainframe
12 10 (18.87%) Middleware
13 9 (16.98%) IBM
13 9 (16.98%) Finance
14 8 (15.09%) Migration
14 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
15 7 (13.21%) IBM Mainframe
15 7 (13.21%) SQL
16 6 (11.32%) J2EE
16 6 (11.32%) ATM
16 6 (11.32%) Project Management
16 6 (11.32%) EMV
16 6 (11.32%) BASE24
16 6 (11.32%) Tandem
16 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
16 6 (11.32%) Supplier Management

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 27 (50.94%) Tuxedo
2 2 (3.77%) CICS
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.89%) TPMS
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) ATM
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) Oracle Database
1 16 (30.19%) RDBMS
1 16 (30.19%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.43%) DB2
3 1 (1.89%) MS Access
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Eclipse
1 5 (9.43%) Subversion
1 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.89%) Firebug
2 1 (1.89%) JMeter
2 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.89%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (9.43%) BASE24 Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Middleware Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Support
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) BASE24 Support
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Business Developer
6 3 (5.66%) C Developer
6 3 (5.66%) COBOL Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior COBOL Developer
8 1 (1.89%) C Programmer
8 1 (1.89%) COBOL Programmer
8 1 (1.89%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Middleware
2 6 (11.32%) J2EE
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Clustering
2 11 (20.75%) Mainframe
3 7 (13.21%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (11.32%) EMV
4 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
4 6 (11.32%) Tandem
5 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 31 (58.49%) Linux
2 15 (28.30%) VME
3 14 (26.42%) Unix
4 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.09%) Migration
2 6 (11.32%) Coaching
2 6 (11.32%) Project Management
2 6 (11.32%) Supplier Management
3 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (1.89%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.89%) Change Management
4 1 (1.89%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (1.89%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.89%) Defect Management
4 1 (1.89%) DevOps
4 1 (1.89%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (1.89%) Performance Testing
4 1 (1.89%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (1.89%) SOA
4 1 (1.89%) Stress Testing
4 1 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) C
2 28 (52.83%) Java
3 16 (30.19%) Bash Shell
3 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
4 7 (13.21%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) JCL
5 3 (5.66%) LINC
6 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.89%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Micro Focus
2 18 (33.96%) Oracle
3 9 (16.98%) IBM
4 6 (11.32%) ICL
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.66%) Unisys
7 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Remedy
7 1 (1.89%) VMware
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