Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 87 139
Rank change year-on-year +4 +52 -44
Contract jobs citing COBOL 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.34% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 1.36% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £275 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.57% -18.00% +15.83%
10th Percentile £263 £271 £313
90th Percentile £288 £318 £475
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £275 £308 £375
% change year-on-year -10.57% -18.00% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear 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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 359 295 863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 40.34% 33.60% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 215 637
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +12.14% -14.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £260
90th Percentile £563 £570 £511
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £391 £350
% change year-on-year +8.63% +11.79% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 21
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +0.69% +35.85%
10th Percentile £44.30 £17.70 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.93 £47.66 £55.25
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +24.14% +0.69% +38.46%

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 19 December 2018, 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%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) VME
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Tuxedo
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) VME
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Micro Focus
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat