The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 581 545 555
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +10
Contract jobs citing JCL 40 93 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.18% 0.089%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.47% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 42 16
Median daily rate £375 £384 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +19.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £499 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
JCL
UK

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
19914 19821 18450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.00% 38.33% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13803 13539 12014
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 408 389
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £19.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing JCL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +7 10 - - 4
London -17 7 £463 +15.62%
North East -34 6 £259 -1.24%
East Midlands -2 4 £313 -20.63% 2
North West -22 4 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands -25 3 £475 +11.76%
East of England +21 1 - -
JCL
UK

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for JCL.

1 75 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 50 (52.63%) IBM
3 39 (41.05%) zOS
4 35 (36.84%) COBOL
5 31 (32.63%) DB2
6 29 (30.53%) Finance
7 28 (29.47%) REXX
8 26 (27.37%) Time Sharing Option
9 25 (26.32%) ISPF
9 25 (26.32%) IBM Mainframe
10 21 (22.11%) Banking
10 21 (22.11%) CICS
10 21 (22.11%) FTP
10 21 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (18.95%) Unix
11 18 (18.95%) Change Management
12 16 (16.84%) MVS
13 15 (15.79%) CA
13 15 (15.79%) Firewall
14 14 (14.74%) Service Delivery
14 14 (14.74%) Windows
15 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
15 13 (13.68%) Control-M
15 13 (13.68%) VSAM
16 12 (12.63%) Tivoli
16 12 (12.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 11 (11.58%) ITIL
17 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
18 10 (10.53%) SQL
19 9 (9.47%) HP

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (22.11%) CICS
2 2 (2.11%) Apache
2 2 (2.11%) FileNet
2 2 (2.11%) IIS
2 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.05%) ENOVIA
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) FTP
2 15 (15.79%) Firewall
3 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.11%) DNS
4 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (32.63%) DB2
2 3 (3.16%) IMS/DB
3 2 (2.11%) DataStage
3 2 (2.11%) Easytrieve
3 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.11%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.05%) Adabas
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.05%) IDMS
4 1 (1.05%) OLTP
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) CA Gen
1 3 (3.16%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.05%) StarTeam
General
1 29 (30.53%) Finance
2 21 (22.11%) Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Analyst
2 25 (26.32%) Developer
3 15 (15.79%) Mainframe Developer
4 13 (13.68%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (11.58%) COBOL Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Mainframe Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Mainframe Operator
7 6 (6.32%) Mainframe Support
7 6 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Tivoli Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Unix Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Wintel Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Computer Operator
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.11%) DBA
10 2 (2.11%) Programmer
10 2 (2.11%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.32%) ISPF
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
2 1 (1.05%) jQuery
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (78.95%) Mainframe
2 25 (26.32%) IBM Mainframe
3 21 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (13.68%) VSAM
5 8 (8.42%) AS400
6 6 (6.32%) Tandem
7 5 (5.26%) iSeries
8 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.16%) HACMP
10 2 (2.11%) Clustering
11 1 (1.05%) Data Extraction
11 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.05%) SWIFT
11 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.05%) zOS
2 18 (18.95%) Unix
3 16 (16.84%) MVS
4 14 (14.74%) Windows
5 3 (3.16%) Linux
6 1 (1.05%) OS/390
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) Change Management
2 14 (14.74%) Service Delivery
3 11 (11.58%) ITIL
4 9 (9.47%) Migration
5 7 (7.37%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.32%) Project Management
7 5 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.21%) SDLC
8 4 (4.21%) Validation
9 3 (3.16%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.16%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.16%) Waterfall
10 2 (2.11%) Change Control
10 2 (2.11%) High Availability
10 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.11%) People Management
10 2 (2.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.84%) COBOL
2 28 (29.47%) REXX
3 10 (10.53%) SQL
4 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.11%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.11%) CLIST
5 2 (2.11%) Java
5 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) C
6 1 (1.05%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.11%) OCA
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) SEPA
3 1 (1.05%) COREP
3 1 (1.05%) FINREP
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 26 (27.37%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (12.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (5.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.05%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) Control-M
2 12 (12.63%) Tivoli
3 9 (9.47%) CA Endevor
4 2 (2.11%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.05%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.05%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 50 (52.63%) IBM
2 15 (15.79%) CA
3 9 (9.47%) HP
4 8 (8.42%) ServiceNow
5 7 (7.37%) BMC
6 6 (6.32%) Oracle
7 4 (4.21%) Perforce
7 4 (4.21%) SAP
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (2.11%) Ektron
8 2 (2.11%) Genesys
8 2 (2.11%) Informatica
8 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.11%) VMware
9 1 (1.05%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.05%) Remedy
9 1 (1.05%) Splunk
9 1 (1.05%) TIBCO