The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 194 196 202
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing JCL 3 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.056% 0.085% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.20% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £406 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2469 2506 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.82% 42.48% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2064 1922 2493
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 17
Average hourly rate £30.43 £44.50 £51.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.62% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £16.25 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £93.12 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) DB2
3 4 (57.14%) COBOL
3 4 (57.14%) CICS
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) ISPF
6 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) WorldPay
6 1 (14.29%) CA
6 1 (14.29%) REXX
6 1 (14.29%) OS/390
6 1 (14.29%) MVS
6 1 (14.29%) XPEDITER
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) XPEDITER
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) OS/390
1 1 (14.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) WorldPay