The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 86 84 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing JCL 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% 0.078% 0.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.12% 0.22% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £300 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.43%
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 Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
446 452 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.60% 35.40% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 292 105
Average daily rate £356 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

JCL
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (100.00%) zOS
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) REXX
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) CLIST
3 3 (60.00%) BMC
3 3 (60.00%) CA
3 3 (60.00%) COBOL
3 3 (60.00%) RACF
4 2 (40.00%) OS/2
4 2 (40.00%) DB2
5 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (20.00%) Syncsort
5 1 (20.00%) ISPF
5 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) CICS
5 1 (20.00%) Control-M
5 1 (20.00%) BS7799

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) RACF Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) zOS
2 2 (40.00%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) REXX
2 3 (60.00%) CLIST
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) BS7799
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) RACF
2 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) BMC
2 3 (60.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Syncsort