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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 504 504 464
Rank change year-on-year
0 -40
Contract jobs citing JCL 52 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 23
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£314 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £328 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.86% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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
18099 17328 15473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.91% 37.49% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11952 11025 9641
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 450 605
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.73 £16.50 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 3 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
London +2 12 £298 -24.54% 1
East of England +15 11 £322 -
North West -14 11 £285 -8.06% 2
South East -15 9 £375 -23.07% 1
South West -11 3 £480 - 2
West Midlands -1 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 94 (87.04%) Mainframe
2 67 (62.04%) COBOL
2 67 (62.04%) DB2
3 45 (41.67%) CICS
4 40 (37.04%) IBM
5 33 (30.56%) SQL
6 31 (28.70%) IBM Mainframe
7 28 (25.93%) Finance
8 26 (24.07%) REXX
9 25 (23.15%) ISPF
10 19 (17.59%) VSAM
10 19 (17.59%) zOS
11 18 (16.67%) Assembly Language
12 17 (15.74%) UNIX
13 15 (13.89%) Banking
13 15 (13.89%) PL/1
13 15 (13.89%) CA Endevor
14 14 (12.96%) Oracle
15 12 (11.11%) MQSeries
15 12 (11.11%) SELCOPY
16 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (10.19%) Adabas
16 11 (10.19%) NATURAL
17 10 (9.26%) XML
17 10 (9.26%) IMS/DB
17 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (9.26%) QA
17 10 (9.26%) Syncsort
18 9 (8.33%) Release Management
18 9 (8.33%) Aquila

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 45 (41.67%) CICS
2 12 (11.11%) MQSeries
3 6 (5.56%) StreamWeaver
4 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.85%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) RIP
3 1 (0.93%) SNA
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (62.04%) DB2
2 11 (10.19%) Adabas
3 10 (9.26%) IMS/DB
4 6 (5.56%) DataStage
5 4 (3.70%) Easytrieve
5 4 (3.70%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.85%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Toad
3 1 (0.93%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.93%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (25.93%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Retail
5 3 (2.78%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (43.52%) Developer
2 32 (29.63%) Analyst
3 25 (23.15%) Mainframe Developer
4 17 (15.74%) Programmer
5 9 (8.33%) Consultant
6 8 (7.41%) DBA
6 8 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 7 (6.48%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (5.56%) COBOL Developer
8 6 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
9 5 (4.63%) Administrator
10 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Architect
10 4 (3.70%) COBOL Programmer
10 4 (3.70%) Mainframe Architect
10 4 (3.70%) DB2 Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Mainframe DBA
11 3 (2.78%) Natural/Adabas Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.15%) ISPF
2 10 (9.26%) XML
3 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) J2EE
4 3 (2.78%) Struts
4 3 (2.78%) Spring
5 2 (1.85%) Middleware
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.93%) EntireX
6 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 94 (87.04%) Mainframe
2 31 (28.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (17.59%) VSAM
4 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) AS400
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.59%) zOS
2 17 (15.74%) UNIX
3 8 (7.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (8.33%) Release Management
3 8 (7.41%) Migration
4 7 (6.48%) Change Management
4 7 (6.48%) ETL
5 6 (5.56%) Project Management
6 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.63%) Scrum
6 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.63%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.78%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Performance Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (1.85%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.85%) System Testing
9 2 (1.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (62.04%) COBOL
2 33 (30.56%) SQL
3 26 (24.07%) REXX
4 18 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 15 (13.89%) PL/1
6 12 (11.11%) SELCOPY
7 11 (10.19%) NATURAL
8 9 (8.33%) Java
9 2 (1.85%) C
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) VCP4
3 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.93%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) CA Endevor
2 4 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.78%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.78%) Control-M
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 40 (37.04%) IBM
2 14 (12.96%) Oracle
3 10 (9.26%) Syncsort
4 9 (8.33%) Aquila
5 4 (3.70%) Remedy
5 4 (3.70%) Teradata
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.78%) BMC
7 2 (1.85%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) Dell
8 1 (0.93%) Intel
8 1 (0.93%) JDA
8 1 (0.93%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.93%) Google