The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 67 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing JCL 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.08% 0.16% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 0.43% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £323 £275 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -27.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £328
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
JCL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
363 234 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.37% 37.62% 44.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 157 121
Average daily rate £375 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -16.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in the North East

JCL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL across the North East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

JCL Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

JCL
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the North East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -18 10 £323 +17.27%
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 14 (93.33%) COBOL
2 13 (86.67%) IBM
2 13 (86.67%) Mainframe
3 9 (60.00%) CA
3 9 (60.00%) CICS
3 9 (60.00%) zOS
3 9 (60.00%) DB2
3 9 (60.00%) ISPF
3 9 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (46.67%) MVS
5 6 (40.00%) REXX
5 6 (40.00%) Easytrieve
5 6 (40.00%) Micro Focus
5 6 (40.00%) Assembly Language
5 6 (40.00%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) C++
5 6 (40.00%) IIS
5 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (40.00%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) Perl
5 6 (40.00%) VBA
5 6 (40.00%) .NET
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Apache
5 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (40.00%) MS Access

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (60.00%) CICS
2 6 (40.00%) Apache
2 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) assyst
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) FTP
1 6 (40.00%) SSL
1 6 (40.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (40.00%) Easytrieve
2 6 (40.00%) MS Access
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (20.00%) CA Gen
2 3 (20.00%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Applications Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (26.67%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 2 (13.33%) z/OS Developer
6 1 (6.67%) CA Gen Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) ISPF
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Mainframe
2 9 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (40.00%) VSAM
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) zOS
2 7 (46.67%) MVS
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) COBOL
2 6 (40.00%) Assembly Language
2 6 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) CLIST
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) Perl
2 6 (40.00%) REXX
2 6 (40.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) IBM
2 9 (60.00%) CA
3 6 (40.00%) Micro Focus
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO