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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
COBOL
Rank 119 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBOL 12 0 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% - 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% - 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 13
Average daily rate
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£400 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 - £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £301
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - -
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
1095 984 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.23% 34.75% 36.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 551 613
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 50
Average hourly rate £35.50 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £16.00 £16.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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
Manchester - 7 £425 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £310 -
Cheshire - - - -
COBOL
England

COBOL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 18 (81.82%) Mainframe
2 13 (59.09%) CICS
3 12 (54.55%) IBM
4 11 (50.00%) Finance
5 10 (45.45%) VSAM
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) JCL
6 7 (31.82%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (27.27%) Assembly Language
8 5 (22.73%) Easytrieve
8 5 (22.73%) DB2
9 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 4 (18.18%) UNIX
9 4 (18.18%) AIX
9 4 (18.18%) Solaris
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
9 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 4 (18.18%) CA
9 4 (18.18%) REXX
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) Middleware
9 4 (18.18%) Change Management
9 4 (18.18%) Banking
9 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 4 (18.18%) VME
10 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (13.64%) DataStage
10 3 (13.64%) HP

COBOL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) DB2
1 5 (22.73%) Easytrieve
2 3 (13.64%) DataStage
3 1 (4.55%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Mainframe Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Design Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Design Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Programmer
6 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (81.82%) Mainframe
2 10 (45.45%) VSAM
3 7 (31.82%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (9.09%) iSeries
4 2 (9.09%) AS400
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) AIX
1 4 (18.18%) Solaris
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
1 4 (18.18%) VME
2 2 (9.09%) OS/400
2 2 (9.09%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) JCL
2 6 (27.27%) Assembly Language
3 4 (18.18%) REXX
4 2 (9.09%) C
4 2 (9.09%) RPG
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) PL/1
5 1 (4.55%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) IBM
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) CA
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Intel
4 1 (4.55%) Borland
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