Period
to 22 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 22 May 2019 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 85 88
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 +18
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.38% 0.70% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 1.99% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 15
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £505 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.25% +6.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £439 £302 £315
90th Percentile £552 £445 £475
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £550 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +33.33% +10.00% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 306 352 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 38.73% 35.06% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 259 295
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £427 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.61% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £300 £259 £295
90th Percentile £553 £538 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +18.06% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 13
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50% +22.49%
10th Percentile £41.53 £30.30 £17.65
90th Percentile £45.78 £42.25 £55.20
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +22.49%

COBOL
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing COBOL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for COBOL in Newcastle upon Tyne

COBOL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing COBOL in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for COBOL in Newcastle upon Tyne

COBOL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBOL in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for COBOL in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing COBOL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SFIA
2 1 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) ProC
2 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

COBOL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Easytrieve
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ProC
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) CESG
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VME
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Remediation Plan
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) SFIA
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISMP
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) GIAC
1 1 (33.33%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus