The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 143 133 112
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -21
Contract jobs citing JCL 11 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.064% 0.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 0.20% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
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£350 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.50
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1242 990 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.99% 31.90% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 560 387
Average daily rate £365 £328 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 39
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.29 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +24.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.32 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

JCL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

JCL Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

JCL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Manchester - 4 £450 -
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Lancashire +7 2 £285 -8.06%
Merseyside -15 2 £325 -7.14%
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (80.95%) DB2
3 16 (76.19%) IBM
4 14 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (52.38%) SQL
6 10 (47.62%) UNIX
6 10 (47.62%) PL/1
6 10 (47.62%) Syncsort
6 10 (47.62%) IMS/DB
7 9 (42.86%) Aquila
7 9 (42.86%) CA Endevor
7 9 (42.86%) Release Management
7 9 (42.86%) Oracle
7 9 (42.86%) XML
8 8 (38.10%) zOS
8 8 (38.10%) REXX
9 7 (33.33%) CICS
10 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
10 6 (28.57%) COBOL
10 6 (28.57%) QA
10 6 (28.57%) Banking
10 6 (28.57%) Finance
10 6 (28.57%) ISPF
11 5 (23.81%) MQSeries
12 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
12 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
12 4 (19.05%) Degree
13 2 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
13 2 (9.52%) VSAM
13 2 (9.52%) OLTP

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (33.33%) CICS
2 5 (23.81%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) RIP
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) DB2
2 10 (47.62%) IMS/DB
3 2 (9.52%) OLTP
4 1 (4.76%) Easytrieve
General
1 6 (28.57%) Banking
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Mainframe Developer
3 8 (38.10%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 6 (28.57%) Programmer
5 5 (23.81%) Mainframe Programmer
5 5 (23.81%) Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 1 (4.76%) Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
8 1 (4.76%) Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) DBA
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.76%) DB2 DBA
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Architect
8 1 (4.76%) DB2 Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) VSAM
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) UNIX
2 8 (38.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Release Management
2 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.76%) Change Management
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) PL/1
3 8 (38.10%) REXX
4 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 6 (28.57%) COBOL
5 2 (9.52%) C
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) CA Endevor
2 2 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) IBM
2 10 (47.62%) Syncsort
3 9 (42.86%) Aquila
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Google