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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 52 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing JCL 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.34% 1.61% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £347 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.21% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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 North East region.

Programming Languages Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 224 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 37.84% 45.07% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 137 37
Average daily rate £338 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 13
Average hourly rate £31.50 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £23.80 £18.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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
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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Adabas
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Natural/Adabas Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Adabas Natural Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
2 1 (33.33%) REXX
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA