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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 593 527 563
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +36
Contract jobs citing JCL 42 102 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.19% 0.086%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.50% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 18
Median daily rate £395 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £261 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
20346 20406 18955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 40.41% 38.51% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14076 13870 12256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 443 380
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
London -30 9 £450 +20.00% 1
South East -2 7 - - 1
East Midlands -2 4 £369 -18.05%
East of England - 4 £385 -
North West -14 3 - - 1
North East -21 3 - -
South West +9 2 £338 -
West Midlands -37 2 - -
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JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 83 (80.58%) Mainframe
2 56 (54.37%) IBM
3 43 (41.75%) zOS
4 34 (33.01%) COBOL
4 34 (33.01%) DB2
5 31 (30.10%) REXX
6 30 (29.13%) Finance
7 28 (27.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 26 (25.24%) ISPF
8 26 (25.24%) IBM Mainframe
8 26 (25.24%) CICS
9 25 (24.27%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (23.30%) Banking
11 23 (22.33%) FTP
12 21 (20.39%) Unix
13 18 (17.48%) MVS
13 18 (17.48%) Change Management
14 16 (15.53%) Firewall
14 16 (15.53%) Service Delivery
14 16 (15.53%) Windows
15 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP
15 14 (13.59%) SQL
15 14 (13.59%) CA
16 13 (12.62%) Tivoli
17 12 (11.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 12 (11.65%) VSAM
18 11 (10.68%) Control-M
18 11 (10.68%) ITIL
19 10 (9.71%) HP
19 10 (9.71%) Oracle

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 26 (25.24%) CICS
2 2 (1.94%) Apache
2 2 (1.94%) Confluence
2 2 (1.94%) FileNet
2 2 (1.94%) IIS
2 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) MS Office
2 5 (4.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) ENOVIA
Communications & Networking
1 23 (22.33%) FTP
2 16 (15.53%) Firewall
3 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.94%) DNS
4 2 (1.94%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.94%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.94%) WebEx
5 1 (0.97%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (33.01%) DB2
2 5 (4.85%) IMS/DB
3 3 (2.91%) DataStage
4 2 (1.94%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.97%) Adabas
5 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.97%) Easytrieve
5 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.97%) IDMS
5 1 (0.97%) OLTP
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (29.13%) Finance
2 24 (23.30%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Automotive
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (33.98%) Analyst
2 25 (24.27%) Developer
3 16 (15.53%) Mainframe Developer
3 16 (15.53%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (8.74%) Mainframe Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) COBOL Developer
6 7 (6.80%) Mainframe Operator
6 7 (6.80%) Tivoli Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Mainframe Support
7 6 (5.83%) Programmer
7 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Unix Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Computer Operator
8 4 (3.88%) Mainframe Programmer
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Wintel Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Systems Programmer
9 3 (2.91%) Technical Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.24%) ISPF
2 3 (2.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.97%) .NET
3 1 (0.97%) HTML
3 1 (0.97%) J2EE
3 1 (0.97%) Web Services
3 1 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (80.58%) Mainframe
2 26 (25.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 25 (24.27%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (11.65%) VSAM
5 8 (7.77%) AS400
5 8 (7.77%) Tandem
6 7 (6.80%) iSeries
7 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.91%) HACMP
9 2 (1.94%) Clustering
9 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.97%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.97%) iPad
10 1 (0.97%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.97%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 43 (41.75%) zOS
2 21 (20.39%) Unix
3 18 (17.48%) MVS
4 16 (15.53%) Windows
5 5 (4.85%) Linux
5 5 (4.85%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.48%) Change Management
2 16 (15.53%) Service Delivery
3 11 (10.68%) ITIL
4 10 (9.71%) Migration
5 7 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.80%) Problem Management
5 7 (6.80%) Project Management
6 6 (5.83%) Validation
7 5 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.88%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.88%) SDLC
9 3 (2.91%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.91%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.91%) Waterfall
10 2 (1.94%) Quality Management
10 2 (1.94%) Regression Testing
10 2 (1.94%) Risk Management
10 2 (1.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.01%) COBOL
2 31 (30.10%) REXX
3 14 (13.59%) SQL
4 6 (5.83%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.94%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.94%) C#
6 2 (1.94%) Java
7 1 (0.97%) C
7 1 (0.97%) CLIST
7 1 (0.97%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) OCA
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.91%) SEPA
3 1 (0.97%) COREP
3 1 (0.97%) FINREP
3 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 28 (27.18%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (11.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (4.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.94%) RACF
5 2 (1.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) Tivoli
2 11 (10.68%) Control-M
3 10 (9.71%) CA Endevor
4 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.94%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.97%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 56 (54.37%) IBM
2 14 (13.59%) CA
3 10 (9.71%) HP
3 10 (9.71%) Oracle
4 8 (7.77%) ServiceNow
5 7 (6.80%) BMC
6 5 (4.85%) Perforce
7 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.88%) SAP
8 3 (2.91%) Informatica
9 2 (1.94%) Axway
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix
9 2 (1.94%) Ektron
9 2 (1.94%) Genesys
9 2 (1.94%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.94%) VMware
10 1 (0.97%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.97%) Remedy
10 1 (0.97%) Splunk
10 1 (0.97%) Teradata
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