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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 407 403 384
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing JCL 1 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.057% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.011% 0.13% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
Average daily rate £425 £298 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -28.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £328
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
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
8932 9030 8896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.18% 42.58% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6625 6723 6325
Average daily rate £470 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 54 78
Average hourly rate £34.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.05 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 17 (89.47%) Mainframe
2 13 (68.42%) DB2
2 13 (68.42%) CICS
3 12 (63.16%) CA
3 12 (63.16%) zOS
4 10 (52.63%) RACF
4 10 (52.63%) QA
4 10 (52.63%) CA Endevor
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) COBOL
6 2 (10.53%) REXX
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) ISPF
6 2 (10.53%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (5.26%) Retail
7 1 (5.26%) VSAM
7 1 (5.26%) ClearTrust
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.26%) TOWER Software
7 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
7 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC
7 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.26%) J2EE
7 1 (5.26%) IIS
7 1 (5.26%) Web Services

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) CICS
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) DB2
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) CICS Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Mainframe Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) ISPF
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (89.47%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.26%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Migration
1 1 (5.26%) Project Management
1 1 (5.26%) SDLC
1 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) COBOL
2 2 (10.53%) REXX
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) RACF
2 2 (10.53%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (5.26%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) CA
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) TOWER Software