The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 42 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing JCL 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% - 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.15% - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£285 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £356
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -17.24%
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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 Lancashire region.

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
127 95 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.75% 33.81% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 51 104
Average daily rate £350 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £325 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £36.67 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.21% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JCL across the Lancashire region.

JCL Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

JCL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) CA
3 2 (50.00%) ISPF
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Syncsort
4 1 (25.00%) PL/1
4 1 (25.00%) CICS
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Easytrieve
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) VSAM
4 1 (25.00%) IMS/DB
4 1 (25.00%) Aquila

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Easytrieve
2 1 (25.00%) IMS/DB
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) ISPF
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) CA
1 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) Aquila
2 1 (25.00%) Syncsort
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle