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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 91 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing JCL 15 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.81% 0.076% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.46% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.87%
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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
610 469 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.96% 35.83% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 303 255
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 11 (57.89%) Time Sharing Option
3 8 (42.11%) CICS
4 7 (36.84%) VSAM
5 6 (31.58%) COBOL
6 5 (26.32%) IBM
6 5 (26.32%) CA
6 5 (26.32%) zOS
7 4 (21.05%) DB2
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) Banking
8 3 (15.79%) RACF
8 3 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (10.53%) CA Endevor
9 2 (10.53%) QA
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) ISPF
9 2 (10.53%) MS Office
10 1 (5.26%) UNIX
10 1 (5.26%) HTTP
10 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
10 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
10 1 (5.26%) REXX
10 1 (5.26%) Retail
10 1 (5.26%) Easytrieve
10 1 (5.26%) Middleware
10 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 1 (5.26%) Change Management

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Easytrieve
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Mainframe Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Mainframe DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) ISPF
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (36.84%) VSAM
3 3 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) zOS
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) COBOL
2 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
2 1 (5.26%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (15.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
1 5 (26.32%) CA
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO