The first table below looks at the demand for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 Cheshire 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing JCL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
250 201 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.55% 26.76% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.57 £14.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.79% -49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.28 £9.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £51.39 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
JCL
North West

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

JCL
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
1 8 (100.00%) FTP
1 8 (100.00%) SSL
1 8 (100.00%) DMZ
1 8 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 8 (100.00%) Middleware
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (100.00%) Clustering
1 8 (100.00%) GIS
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
1 8 (100.00%) ISPF
2 6 (75.00%) Gentran
3 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Axway
4 2 (25.00%) Tumbleweed
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Retail

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (75.00%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) FTP
1 8 (100.00%) SSL
1 8 (100.00%) DMZ
2 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Middleware
1 8 (100.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (100.00%) Clustering
1 8 (100.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Axway
1 2 (25.00%) Tumbleweed