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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 539 522 480
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -42
Contract jobs citing JCL 47 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.085% 0.096%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
19000 18005 15624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.91% 37.51% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12799 12056 9873
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 425 571
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 11 £350 - 3
London +8 10 £373 +35.45% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 1
East Midlands -7 7 £260 - 4
South East -28 5 £325 -5.79% 5
East of England +1 3 £370 +13.84%
Midlands - 1 - - 1
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JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 86 (87.76%) Mainframe
2 71 (72.45%) COBOL
3 70 (71.43%) DB2
4 43 (43.88%) CICS
5 42 (42.86%) IBM
6 37 (37.76%) SQL
7 30 (30.61%) REXX
8 26 (26.53%) Finance
8 26 (26.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 24 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (22.45%) ISPF
10 22 (22.45%) zOS
11 18 (18.37%) Assembly Language
12 16 (16.33%) SDLC
13 15 (15.31%) Banking
14 13 (13.27%) VSAM
14 13 (13.27%) SELCOPY
15 12 (12.24%) Oracle
15 12 (12.24%) UNIX
16 11 (11.22%) CA Endevor
17 10 (10.20%) XML
17 10 (10.20%) MQSeries
18 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
18 9 (9.18%) QA
18 9 (9.18%) Degree
18 9 (9.18%) CA Gen
19 8 (8.16%) WebSphere
19 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
19 8 (8.16%) Adabas
19 8 (8.16%) PL/1

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 43 (43.88%) CICS
2 10 (10.20%) MQSeries
3 8 (8.16%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.10%) SAS
5 4 (4.08%) Apache
5 4 (4.08%) Confluence
6 2 (2.04%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.06%) MS Office
4 1 (1.02%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.08%) FTP
3 3 (3.06%) Internet
4 2 (2.04%) Firewall
4 2 (2.04%) SSL
5 1 (1.02%) SNA
5 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.02%) SSH
5 1 (1.02%) Network Security
5 1 (1.02%) HTTP
5 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.02%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (71.43%) DB2
2 8 (8.16%) Adabas
3 5 (5.10%) OLTP
3 5 (5.10%) DataStage
3 5 (5.10%) IMS/DB
4 4 (4.08%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.02%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) CA Gen
2 5 (5.10%) ChangeMan
2 5 (5.10%) JIRA
3 3 (3.06%) JUnit
4 2 (2.04%) XPEDITER
5 1 (1.02%) Ant
5 1 (1.02%) Toad
5 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (26.53%) Finance
2 15 (15.31%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.02%) French Language
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Analyst
2 33 (33.67%) Developer
3 19 (19.39%) Mainframe Developer
4 15 (15.31%) Programmer
5 12 (12.24%) DBA
6 10 (10.20%) COBOL Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Analyst Programmer
8 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.12%) DB2 DBA
9 5 (5.10%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (4.08%) Mainframe DBA
10 4 (4.08%) DB2 Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) COBOL Programmer
10 4 (4.08%) Administrator
11 3 (3.06%) Consultant
11 3 (3.06%) COBOL Analyst
12 2 (2.04%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
12 2 (2.04%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) ISPF
2 10 (10.20%) XML
3 4 (4.08%) HTML
3 4 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.08%) Spring
4 3 (3.06%) Java EE
4 3 (3.06%) Web Services
4 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.04%) Grails
5 2 (2.04%) Middleware
5 2 (2.04%) .NET
5 2 (2.04%) WSDL
5 2 (2.04%) XML Schema
5 2 (2.04%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 86 (87.76%) Mainframe
2 26 (26.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 24 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (13.27%) VSAM
5 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.06%) AS400
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) W3C
7 2 (2.04%) HACMP
8 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.02%) Statistics
8 1 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.02%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.45%) zOS
2 12 (12.24%) UNIX
3 3 (3.06%) Windows
3 3 (3.06%) Linux
4 2 (2.04%) MVS
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) OS/390
5 1 (1.02%) AIX
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.33%) SDLC
2 8 (8.16%) Change Management
3 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.10%) Release Management
5 4 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (4.08%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.06%) ETL
6 3 (3.06%) Project Management
6 3 (3.06%) Scrum
6 3 (3.06%) Performance Testing
6 3 (3.06%) Time Management
7 2 (2.04%) Kanban
7 2 (2.04%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.04%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.04%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 71 (72.45%) COBOL
2 37 (37.76%) SQL
3 30 (30.61%) REXX
4 18 (18.37%) Assembly Language
5 13 (13.27%) SELCOPY
6 8 (8.16%) PL/1
7 7 (7.14%) NATURAL
7 7 (7.14%) Java
7 7 (7.14%) C
8 4 (4.08%) Perl
8 4 (4.08%) Python
9 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.04%) VB
11 1 (1.02%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.02%) C++
11 1 (1.02%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (2.04%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) CA Endevor
2 7 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (4.08%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.06%) Control-M
5 1 (1.02%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (42.86%) IBM
2 12 (12.24%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Remedy
3 5 (5.10%) Aquila
3 5 (5.10%) Syncsort
4 3 (3.06%) CA
5 2 (2.04%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.02%) Google
6 1 (1.02%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.02%) JDA
6 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.02%) Sybase
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.02%) HP
6 1 (1.02%) EMC
6 1 (1.02%) Intel
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