The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 386 366 338
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -28
Contract jobs citing JCL 12 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 20
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£298 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.05% +3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £275 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £480 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £328 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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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 London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9079 8679 8199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.98% 40.27% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6770 6195 5837
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 80 108
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in London

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in London

JCL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

JCL Daily Rate Histogram in London

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the London region.

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in London

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 20 (90.91%) COBOL
2 19 (86.36%) Mainframe
3 18 (81.82%) DB2
4 14 (63.64%) CICS
5 11 (50.00%) VSAM
6 10 (45.45%) ISPF
7 9 (40.91%) zOS
8 8 (36.36%) MQSeries
9 6 (27.27%) OMEGAMON
10 5 (22.73%) CA Endevor
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
11 4 (18.18%) SQL
11 4 (18.18%) Middleware
11 4 (18.18%) REXX
12 3 (13.64%) SELCOPY
12 3 (13.64%) IBM
13 2 (9.09%) Change Management
13 2 (9.09%) XPEDITER
13 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
13 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
14 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
14 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
14 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
14 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1 (4.55%) JIRA
14 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
14 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
14 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (63.64%) CICS
2 8 (36.36%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (81.82%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) XPEDITER
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
2 1 (4.55%) ChangeMan
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Mainframe Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) ISPF
2 4 (18.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (86.36%) Mainframe
2 11 (50.00%) VSAM
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) zOS
2 1 (4.55%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Change Management
1 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
1 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
2 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
2 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Data Transformation
2 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) COBOL
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) REXX
3 3 (13.64%) SELCOPY
4 1 (4.55%) PL/1
4 1 (4.55%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (22.73%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) BMC
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