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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 492 530 505
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -25
Contract jobs citing JCL 97 47 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.093% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.47% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 17
Average daily rate
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£413 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.95% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.87%
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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
20515 18848 19009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.60% 37.46% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 12142 12158
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 383 513
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
North West -9 27 £425 +49.12% 4
London +26 25 £375 +13.63%
South East -5 17 £303 +0.83%
Yorkshire -17 13 £500 -
West Midlands - 7 £425 -
South West -17 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 £450 - 5
North East -24 2 £262 -
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JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 105 (74.47%) Mainframe
2 78 (55.32%) DB2
3 70 (49.65%) COBOL
3 70 (49.65%) CICS
4 49 (34.75%) Finance
5 39 (27.66%) Time Sharing Option
6 37 (26.24%) IBM
7 34 (24.11%) zOS
8 28 (19.86%) REXX
9 26 (18.44%) MVS
9 26 (18.44%) ISPF
10 25 (17.73%) VSAM
11 23 (16.31%) CA
12 22 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (14.89%) SQL
14 20 (14.18%) FTP
15 19 (13.48%) UNIX
15 19 (13.48%) Control-M
16 17 (12.06%) RACF
17 16 (11.35%) HTML
17 16 (11.35%) CA Endevor
18 14 (9.93%) General Ledger
18 14 (9.93%) Banking
19 12 (8.51%) VBA
19 12 (8.51%) Windows
19 12 (8.51%) IMS/DB
19 12 (8.51%) SDLC
20 11 (7.80%) OMEGAMON
21 10 (7.09%) Tivoli
22 9 (6.38%) SSL

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 70 (49.65%) CICS
2 8 (5.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.96%) SAS
4 4 (2.84%) StreamWeaver
4 4 (2.84%) Apache
4 4 (2.84%) Confluence
5 2 (1.42%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.42%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.42%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Office
1 5 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.42%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.18%) FTP
2 9 (6.38%) SSL
3 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.42%) SNA
4 2 (1.42%) Internet
4 2 (1.42%) Telnet
4 2 (1.42%) X.25
4 2 (1.42%) Firewall
4 2 (1.42%) SSH
4 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.71%) Network Security
5 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (55.32%) DB2
2 12 (8.51%) IMS/DB
3 8 (5.67%) Adabas
4 5 (3.55%) OLTP
4 5 (3.55%) DataStage
4 5 (3.55%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.42%) OLAP
5 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.55%) ChangeMan
2 4 (2.84%) JIRA
3 3 (2.13%) JUnit
4 2 (1.42%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.71%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 49 (34.75%) Finance
2 14 (9.93%) Banking
2 14 (9.93%) General Ledger
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.71%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (42.55%) Analyst
2 27 (19.15%) Developer
3 18 (12.77%) Operations Analyst
4 12 (8.51%) Consultant
5 11 (7.80%) DBA
5 11 (7.80%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) Mainframe Developer
5 11 (7.80%) COBOL Developer
6 8 (5.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (5.67%) Programmer
7 6 (4.26%) DB2 DBA
7 6 (4.26%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (3.55%) Architect
8 5 (3.55%) COBOL Analyst
8 5 (3.55%) Mainframe Consultant
9 4 (2.84%) Administrator
9 4 (2.84%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
9 4 (2.84%) COBOL Programmer
10 3 (2.13%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.44%) ISPF
2 16 (11.35%) HTML
3 5 (3.55%) XML
3 5 (3.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.84%) Spring
5 3 (2.13%) Web Services
5 3 (2.13%) Java EE
5 3 (2.13%) EntireX
5 3 (2.13%) Middleware
5 3 (2.13%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.42%) WSDL
6 2 (1.42%) XML Schema
6 2 (1.42%) JAXB
6 2 (1.42%) Grails
7 1 (0.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 105 (74.47%) Mainframe
2 25 (17.73%) VSAM
3 22 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.55%) AS400
6 2 (1.42%) PKI
6 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.42%) W3C
6 2 (1.42%) HACMP
6 2 (1.42%) iSeries
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Statistics
7 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.11%) zOS
2 26 (18.44%) MVS
3 19 (13.48%) UNIX
4 12 (8.51%) Windows
5 6 (4.26%) Linux
6 4 (2.84%) OS/390
7 2 (1.42%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.71%) AIX
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (8.51%) SDLC
2 8 (5.67%) ITIL
2 8 (5.67%) Change Management
3 7 (4.96%) Migration
4 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (3.55%) ETL
6 4 (2.84%) Project Management
6 4 (2.84%) Data Modelling
6 4 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.13%) Time Management
8 2 (1.42%) Kanban
8 2 (1.42%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (1.42%) Feature Driven Development
8 2 (1.42%) Business Analysis
8 2 (1.42%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.42%) TDD
8 2 (1.42%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 70 (49.65%) COBOL
2 28 (19.86%) REXX
3 21 (14.89%) SQL
4 12 (8.51%) VBA
5 7 (4.96%) NATURAL
6 6 (4.26%) Assembly Language
7 5 (3.55%) Java
7 5 (3.55%) C
8 4 (2.84%) Perl
8 4 (2.84%) Python
8 4 (2.84%) VB
8 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.42%) SELCOPY
10 2 (1.42%) CLIST
11 1 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.71%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.84%) Degree
2 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (27.66%) Time Sharing Option
2 17 (12.06%) RACF
3 4 (2.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (2.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 19 (13.48%) Control-M
2 16 (11.35%) CA Endevor
3 11 (7.80%) OMEGAMON
4 10 (7.09%) Tivoli
5 7 (4.96%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.71%) zSecure
Vendors
1 37 (26.24%) IBM
2 23 (16.31%) CA
3 7 (4.96%) Oracle
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.13%) BMC
5 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.42%) Sybase
5 2 (1.42%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.71%) Remedy
6 1 (0.71%) HP
6 1 (0.71%) EMC
6 1 (0.71%) WorldPay