The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 376 371 416
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +45
Contract jobs citing JCL 17 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.046% 0.022%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.50%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9497 8777 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.64% 40.56% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6950 6365 7100
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 101 123
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.77 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
JCL
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 37 (86.05%) Mainframe
2 24 (55.81%) ISPF
3 17 (39.53%) COBOL
3 17 (39.53%) DB2
3 17 (39.53%) Windows
4 14 (32.56%) UNIX
4 14 (32.56%) CICS
4 14 (32.56%) Middleware
5 12 (27.91%) zOS
6 11 (25.58%) Finance
6 11 (25.58%) AIX
7 10 (23.26%) FTP
7 10 (23.26%) IBM
7 10 (23.26%) REXX
8 9 (20.93%) SSL
8 9 (20.93%) GIS
8 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
8 9 (20.93%) Clustering
9 8 (18.60%) Banking
9 8 (18.60%) Gentran
9 8 (18.60%) DMZ
9 8 (18.60%) Linux
10 7 (16.28%) Migration
11 6 (13.95%) SQL
11 6 (13.95%) CA Endevor
11 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
12 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
12 5 (11.63%) Change Management
13 4 (9.30%) MVS
13 4 (9.30%) MQSeries

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (32.56%) CICS
2 8 (18.60%) Gentran
3 4 (9.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) FTP
2 9 (20.93%) SSL
3 8 (18.60%) DMZ
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) SNA
4 2 (4.65%) TELNET
4 2 (4.65%) X.25
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) ATM
5 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (39.53%) DB2
2 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.65%) Easytrieve
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Toad
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Mainframe Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Storage Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Database Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.33%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Architect
6 1 (2.33%) Designer
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Design Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Information Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (55.81%) ISPF
2 14 (32.56%) Middleware
3 2 (4.65%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (86.05%) Mainframe
2 9 (20.93%) GIS
2 9 (20.93%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Tandem
3 2 (4.65%) VSAM
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) UNIX
3 12 (27.91%) zOS
4 11 (25.58%) AIX
5 8 (18.60%) Linux
6 4 (9.30%) MVS
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.65%) OS/390
8 2 (4.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Migration
2 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.63%) Change Management
4 3 (6.98%) Data Management
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.65%) Release Management
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.33%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) COBOL
2 10 (23.26%) REXX
3 9 (20.93%) Shell Script
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 3 (6.98%) Assembly Language
5 3 (6.98%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) IBM
2 4 (9.30%) CA
3 3 (6.98%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) BMC
5 1 (2.33%) Axway
5 1 (2.33%) Tumbleweed