The first table below looks at the demand for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 23 July 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 City of London 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 192 210 224
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing JCL 4 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.21% 0.038%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.48% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -18.64%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2458 3135 3022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 44.10% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1901 2413 2345
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 23
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (60.00%) DB2
2 6 (60.00%) COBOL
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) ISPF
4 3 (30.00%) CICS
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) REXX
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) CA Endevor
6 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Gentran
6 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Clustering
6 1 (10.00%) GIS
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (10.00%) zOS
6 1 (10.00%) DMZ
6 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) BMC

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (30.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) Gentran
2 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) ISPF
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) COBOL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) REXX
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) BMC
1 1 (10.00%) CA