The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 105 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing JCL 2 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.65% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 2.00% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £260 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.50 -
JCL
North West

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
725 599 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.94% 32.55% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 364 346
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 8
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.00 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing JCL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for JCL.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) FTP
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) zOS
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) iSeries
4 2 (33.33%) ISPF
4 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (33.33%) Tandem
5 1 (16.67%) The Grinder
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Axway
5 1 (16.67%) Firebug
5 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
5 1 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (16.67%) VSAM
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
1 1 (16.67%) Firebug
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) The Grinder
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Unix Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) iSeries
2 2 (33.33%) Tandem
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (16.67%) MVS
3 1 (16.67%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) B2B
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) COBOL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Axway
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle