The first table below looks at the demand for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 123 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing JCL 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.12% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate £233 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.50%
Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
754 772 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.42% 31.41% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 295 330
Average daily rate £338 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 77 15
Average hourly rate £15.13 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.78% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £43.75 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
JCL
South East

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JCL across the Berkshire region.

JCL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

JCL
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

JCL Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the Berkshire region.

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

JCL
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing JCL 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 JCL.

1 8 (100.00%) CICS
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
2 7 (87.50%) COBOL
3 6 (75.00%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) UNIX
3 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (75.00%) RedPrairie
4 5 (62.50%) Retail
5 4 (50.00%) JDA
6 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
7 1 (12.50%) VSAM
7 1 (12.50%) ISPF
7 1 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) IBM
7 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
7 1 (12.50%) REXX
7 1 (12.50%) zOS
7 1 (12.50%) MVS
7 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
7 1 (12.50%) RACF
7 1 (12.50%) XPEDITER

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing JCL 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 JCL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (100.00%) CICS
2 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
1 1 (12.50%) XPEDITER
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Architect
2 1 (12.50%) DB2 Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) zOS
2 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) COBOL
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) RACF
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) RedPrairie
2 4 (50.00%) JDA
3 1 (12.50%) IBM