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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 405 400 391
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing JCL 15 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.14% 0.058%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.31% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 10
Average daily rate
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£330 £373 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% -24.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.44%
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
10172 10931 10384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.53% 43.49% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7298 7805 7252
Average daily rate £425 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
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 91 136
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £59.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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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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 +18 4 £359 -20.27%
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (96.67%) Mainframe
2 20 (66.67%) DB2
3 19 (63.33%) COBOL
4 16 (53.33%) CICS
5 10 (33.33%) zOS
5 10 (33.33%) ISPF
6 9 (30.00%) VSAM
7 8 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) MQSeries
9 5 (16.67%) Change Management
9 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
9 5 (16.67%) Retail
9 5 (16.67%) UML
9 5 (16.67%) Middleware
9 5 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (13.33%) .NET
10 4 (13.33%) REXX
10 4 (13.33%) CA Endevor
10 4 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
10 4 (13.33%) RACF
11 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (10.00%) Banking
11 3 (10.00%) Clustering
11 3 (10.00%) IBM
12 2 (6.67%) XPEDITER
12 2 (6.67%) MVS
12 2 (6.67%) SSL
12 2 (6.67%) BMC
12 2 (6.67%) Web Services
12 2 (6.67%) XML

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (53.33%) CICS
2 7 (23.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.33%) Gentran
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DMZ
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.33%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) XPEDITER
1 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Administrator
2 6 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) CICS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) ISPF
2 5 (16.67%) Middleware
3 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (96.67%) Mainframe
2 9 (30.00%) VSAM
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Replication
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) GIS
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (6.67%) MVS
2 2 (6.67%) UNIX
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (16.67%) Change Management
2 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 5 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) COBOL
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (13.33%) REXX
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) CA Endevor
1 4 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.33%) CA