Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 143 92
Rank change year-on-year +59 -51 -28
Contract jobs citing COBOL 4 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.46% 0.33% 1.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 0.82% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 11
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £308 £431 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.70% +33.72% -2.27%
10th Percentile £271 £294 £270
90th Percentile £318 £475 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £308 £431 £323
% change year-on-year -28.70% +33.72% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - £26.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £26.00

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 301 858 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.40% 40.84% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 628 378
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £390 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -14.63% +13.89%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £285
90th Percentile £556 £513 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £390 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +11.43% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 16
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £42.50 £34.33 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.81% +29.54% -7.83%
10th Percentile £19.90 £28.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.05 £52.08 £40.88
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £42.50 £32.58 £26.00
% change year-on-year +30.46% +25.30% -9.57%

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 13 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for COBOL.

1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Tuxedo
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) Micro Focus
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) OLTP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe

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 3 (75.00%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) OLTP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior COBOL Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Micro Focus
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM