The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 127 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing JCL 2 3 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.11% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.34% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 15
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£285 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £331 £318
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -18.64%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
947 870 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.20% 32.58% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 460 677
Average daily rate £338 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 73
Average hourly rate £24.25 £37.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.33% +45.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.64 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £39.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
JCL
England

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
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 25 July 2014. 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
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) DB2
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Open Text
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) VSAM
3 1 (25.00%) IMS/DB
3 1 (25.00%) Aquila
3 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
3 1 (25.00%) Wiki
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (25.00%) QlikView
3 1 (25.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Syncsort
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SELCOPY
3 1 (25.00%) .NET

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) IMS/DB
2 1 (25.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
2 1 (25.00%) Wiki
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) MVS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (25.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) PL/1
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) Siebel
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Open Text
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Aquila
2 1 (25.00%) IronPort
2 1 (25.00%) Syncsort
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 17 days ago