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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 403 385 388
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing JCL 11 48 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.19% 0.065%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.45% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 12
Average daily rate
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£330 £363 £474
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% -23.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £205 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £500 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £279 £355
% change year-on-year
+16.69% -21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £15.95 £32.57
% change year-on-year
+558.30% -51.02%
JCL
England

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
10211 10716 10028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.03% 42.44% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7579 7707 7131
Average daily rate £430 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
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 59 82 120
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.20 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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
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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
City of London +4 3 £359 -20.27% 1
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 25 (96.15%) Mainframe
2 19 (73.08%) DB2
3 18 (69.23%) COBOL
4 15 (57.69%) CICS
5 10 (38.46%) zOS
5 10 (38.46%) VSAM
6 8 (30.77%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (30.77%) ISPF
7 7 (26.92%) MQSeries
8 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
8 5 (19.23%) Retail
8 5 (19.23%) UML
8 5 (19.23%) REXX
8 5 (19.23%) Middleware
9 4 (15.38%) .NET
9 4 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
9 4 (15.38%) RACF
10 3 (11.54%) Change Management
10 3 (11.54%) Clustering
10 3 (11.54%) SQL
10 3 (11.54%) IBM
11 2 (7.69%) XPEDITER
11 2 (7.69%) MVS
11 2 (7.69%) SSL
11 2 (7.69%) BMC
11 2 (7.69%) Web Services
11 2 (7.69%) XML
11 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
11 2 (7.69%) CA Endevor

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 15 (57.69%) CICS
2 7 (26.92%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) DMZ
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) DB2
2 2 (7.69%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.85%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) XPEDITER
1 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (19.23%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Mainframe Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (7.69%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) CICS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) ISPF
2 5 (19.23%) Middleware
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (96.15%) Mainframe
2 10 (38.46%) VSAM
3 3 (11.54%) Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) GIS
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.85%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) zOS
2 2 (7.69%) MVS
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
2 5 (19.23%) UML
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) COBOL
2 5 (19.23%) REXX
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (7.69%) CA Endevor
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) BMC
3 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.85%) CA