Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for COBOL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited COBOL over the 6 months to 10 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

COBOL
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing COBOL 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.18% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median daily rate - - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -

COBOL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 386 159 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 70.96% 55.40% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 96 45
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £385 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +23.20% -0.79%
10th Percentile £310 £193 £165
90th Percentile £538 £550 £445
Northern Ireland median daily rate £416 £385 £315
% change year-on-year +7.92% +22.22% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 1
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.75 £42.50 £16.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in County Antrim

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBOL in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in County Antrim

COBOL
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 1 - -
COBOL
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Optimisation

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DB2 Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle