The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 536 484 479
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -5
Contract jobs citing JCL 53 75 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 30
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£315 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £226 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.95% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £37.50
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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 England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19115 18064 17340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.89% 38.25% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 11695 10759
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 526 693
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £14.01 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in England

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in England

JCL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

JCL Daily Rate Histogram in England

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in England

JCL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

JCL Hourly Rate Histogram in England

JCL
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
East Midlands +12 12 £299 -
North West -13 12 £300 +1.86%
East of England -12 6 £430 -
South West - 6 - -
London -23 5 £293 -22.00% 1
West Midlands -15 1 - -
North East -26 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
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JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 87 (85.29%) Mainframe
2 52 (50.98%) COBOL
3 49 (48.04%) DB2
4 44 (43.14%) CICS
5 27 (26.47%) IBM
6 24 (23.53%) SQL
6 24 (23.53%) VSAM
7 23 (22.55%) Finance
8 20 (19.61%) REXX
9 19 (18.63%) UNIX
9 19 (18.63%) IBM Mainframe
10 18 (17.65%) ISPF
11 17 (16.67%) zOS
12 14 (13.73%) MVS
13 13 (12.75%) CA Endevor
14 12 (11.76%) PL/1
15 10 (9.80%) Project Management
15 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (9.80%) NATURAL
15 10 (9.80%) Adabas
15 10 (9.80%) ETL
15 10 (9.80%) Oracle
16 9 (8.82%) XML
16 9 (8.82%) MQSeries
16 9 (8.82%) Tivoli
16 9 (8.82%) Banking
16 9 (8.82%) Syncsort
17 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (7.84%) IMS/DB
17 8 (7.84%) HP

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 44 (43.14%) CICS
2 9 (8.82%) MQSeries
3 7 (6.86%) Exstream Dialogue
3 7 (6.86%) StreamWeaver
4 5 (4.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Gentran
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Office
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) FTP
2 3 (2.94%) SSL
2 3 (2.94%) Internet
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) DMZ
4 1 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (48.04%) DB2
2 10 (9.80%) Adabas
3 8 (7.84%) IMS/DB
4 6 (5.88%) DataStage
5 5 (4.90%) Easytrieve
6 4 (3.92%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.96%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.96%) XPEDITER
2 1 (0.98%) ChangeMan
General
1 23 (22.55%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (38.24%) Developer
2 29 (28.43%) Analyst
3 17 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Consultant
5 11 (10.78%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Programmer
6 8 (7.84%) Administrator
7 7 (6.86%) Mainframe Consultant
8 6 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 5 (4.90%) DBA
10 4 (3.92%) Mainframe Architect
10 4 (3.92%) Teradata Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.92%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.92%) COBOL Developer
10 4 (3.92%) COBOL Programmer
10 4 (3.92%) Architect
11 3 (2.94%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.65%) ISPF
2 9 (8.82%) XML
3 5 (4.90%) Middleware
3 5 (4.90%) HTML
4 4 (3.92%) J2EE
5 3 (2.94%) Struts
5 3 (2.94%) Spring
6 2 (1.96%) Web Services
7 1 (0.98%) EntireX
7 1 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.98%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 87 (85.29%) Mainframe
2 24 (23.53%) VSAM
3 19 (18.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.86%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.94%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.96%) Replication
7 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.96%) HACMP
8 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) AS400
8 1 (0.98%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) UNIX
2 17 (16.67%) zOS
3 14 (13.73%) MVS
4 4 (3.92%) Windows
5 2 (1.96%) AIX
5 2 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.80%) Project Management
1 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (9.80%) ETL
2 7 (6.86%) Change Management
2 7 (6.86%) Migration
2 7 (6.86%) Release Management
3 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.92%) Scrum
5 4 (3.92%) Data Modelling
5 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.94%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.94%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.96%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.96%) System Testing
7 2 (1.96%) Data Analysis
8 1 (0.98%) UML
Programming Languages
1 52 (50.98%) COBOL
2 24 (23.53%) SQL
3 20 (19.61%) REXX
4 12 (11.76%) PL/1
5 10 (9.80%) NATURAL
6 8 (7.84%) Java
7 6 (5.88%) SELCOPY
7 6 (5.88%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.92%) C
9 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.96%) C++
10 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
1 3 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 6 (5.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) CA Endevor
2 9 (8.82%) Tivoli
3 5 (4.90%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.96%) Control-M
5 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (26.47%) IBM
2 10 (9.80%) Oracle
3 9 (8.82%) Syncsort
4 8 (7.84%) HP
5 7 (6.86%) Aquila
5 7 (6.86%) Teradata
6 4 (3.92%) BMC
6 4 (3.92%) CA
6 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.98%) Dell
8 1 (0.98%) Intel
8 1 (0.98%) Ab Initio