The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 86 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing JCL 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.17% 0.083%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.46% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
535 439 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.19% 38.01% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 302
Average daily rate £338 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.75 £20.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JCL across the Manchester region.

JCL Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the Manchester region.

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

JCL
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) COBOL
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Assembly Language
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) CICS
3 4 (57.14%) REXX
3 4 (57.14%) Easytrieve
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (57.14%) VSAM
4 1 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) DataStage
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
4 1 (14.29%) Teradata
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (57.14%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Easytrieve
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (57.14%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) COBOL
1 5 (71.43%) Assembly Language
2 4 (57.14%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata