The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Edinburgh 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 81 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing JCL 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 0.49% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £338 -
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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
455 265 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 35.44% 26.01% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 105 91
Average daily rate £364 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.92% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.54 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 28 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) CICS
3 4 (33.33%) REXX
4 3 (25.00%) COBOL
4 3 (25.00%) DB2
4 3 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) CA
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) MVS
6 1 (8.33%) Telnet
6 1 (8.33%) X.25
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) SAS
6 1 (8.33%) FTP
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) SNA
6 1 (8.33%) MS Office
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (8.33%) Retail

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) CICS
2 3 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Telnet
1 1 (8.33%) X.25
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 8 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) MVS
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) REXX
2 3 (25.00%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) IBM