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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 399 394 368
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing JCL 6 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.027% 0.073% 0.069%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.064% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.50
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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
9305 9562 8782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.62% 41.05% 40.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6688 7042 6395
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 69 107
Average hourly rate £26.49 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.31% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £17.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 +12 2 - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (94.44%) COBOL
2 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
3 13 (72.22%) DB2
4 9 (50.00%) CICS
4 9 (50.00%) Finance
5 8 (44.44%) ISPF
6 5 (27.78%) CA Endevor
6 5 (27.78%) VSAM
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) IBM
7 4 (22.22%) zOS
7 4 (22.22%) SELCOPY
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (11.11%) JIRA
9 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 2 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (11.11%) ChangeMan
9 2 (11.11%) XPEDITER
9 2 (11.11%) REXX
9 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
9 2 (11.11%) WorldPay
9 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
10 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
10 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
10 1 (5.56%) Toad

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) ChangeMan
1 2 (11.11%) XPEDITER
2 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
2 1 (5.56%) Toad
2 1 (5.56%) Ant
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) ISPF
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 5 (27.78%) VSAM
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) zOS
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (11.11%) Change Management
1 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) COBOL
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) SELCOPY
4 2 (11.11%) REXX
5 1 (5.56%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) PL/1
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) CA Endevor
2 2 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) WorldPay
3 1 (5.56%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy