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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 106 95 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing JCL 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.24% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-56.66% -
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
562 524 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.98% 31.36% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 319 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -49.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (50.00%) RACF
3 2 (50.00%) ISPF
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Tandem
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) VSAM
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) SNA
4 1 (25.00%) CA
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
4 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) iSeries
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) APPC

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) SNA
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) CICS Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) ISPF
2 1 (25.00%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) Tandem
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) CA