The first table below looks at the demand for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 22 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 East of England 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 138 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing JCL 4 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.14% - 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.35% - 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£238 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £29.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -18.64%
Programming Languages Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1137 909 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 38.86% 38.07% 40.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 461 616
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 88 140
Average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
JCL
England

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

JCL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 4 £238 - 2
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) COBOL
2 5 (71.43%) DB2
2 5 (71.43%) CICS
2 5 (71.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (57.14%) J2EE
3 4 (57.14%) MQSeries
3 4 (57.14%) RACF
3 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) FTP
4 3 (42.86%) ISPF
4 3 (42.86%) Syncsort
5 2 (28.57%) zOS
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Automotive
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) VBA
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) Sun

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (71.43%) CICS
2 4 (57.14%) MQSeries
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) BASE24
1 1 (14.29%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Lombardi
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) VisionPLUS Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
2 3 (42.86%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) zOS
2 1 (14.29%) SUSE
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Image Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) RACF
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Syncsort
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya