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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 393 403 404
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing JCL 16 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.083% 0.046%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate
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£353 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
-15.71% -1.75%
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 London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
10088 11120 10503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.55% 44.12% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7127 7896 7315
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 64 89 146
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £17.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £57.00 £50.00
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 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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 27 (87.10%) Mainframe
2 15 (48.39%) COBOL
2 15 (48.39%) DB2
3 12 (38.71%) CICS
4 10 (32.26%) ISPF
5 8 (25.81%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (25.81%) REXX
6 7 (22.58%) zOS
7 6 (19.35%) Retail
8 5 (16.13%) IBM
8 5 (16.13%) UNIX
8 5 (16.13%) Windows
8 5 (16.13%) UML
8 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
8 5 (16.13%) VSAM
9 4 (12.90%) CA Endevor
9 4 (12.90%) SQL
9 4 (12.90%) .NET
9 4 (12.90%) Banking
9 4 (12.90%) Change Management
9 4 (12.90%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) RACF
10 3 (9.68%) Middleware
10 3 (9.68%) Migration
10 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
10 3 (9.68%) Clustering
10 3 (9.68%) C
10 3 (9.68%) MQSeries
10 3 (9.68%) AIX
10 3 (9.68%) FTP

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (38.71%) CICS
2 3 (9.68%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Gentran
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) FTP
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) SNA
2 2 (6.45%) SSL
2 2 (6.45%) Telnet
2 2 (6.45%) X.25
3 1 (3.23%) DMZ
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) IDMS
2 1 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.45%) XPEDITER
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Mainframe Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Storage Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (3.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) CICS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) ISPF
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 3 (9.68%) Middleware
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 2 (6.45%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (87.10%) Mainframe
2 5 (16.13%) VSAM
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.23%) HACMP
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) GIS
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) zOS
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) AIX
3 3 (9.68%) MVS
4 2 (6.45%) OS/390
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (16.13%) UML
2 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Release Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) COBOL
2 8 (25.81%) REXX
3 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) RACF
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.23%) BMC