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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 154 135 122
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Contract jobs citing JCL 2 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.052% 0.31% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.89% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Average daily rate £313 £285 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +6.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £319
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -4.31%
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1425 1126 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.36% 34.58% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 735 561
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 29 35
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £19.00 £18.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
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 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 14 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
Cheshire -6 1 £313 -
Manchester -21 1 - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (94.44%) CICS
3 15 (83.33%) DB2
3 15 (83.33%) RACF
4 14 (77.78%) zOS
5 12 (66.67%) CA
6 11 (61.11%) CA Endevor
6 11 (61.11%) QA
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) REXX
8 4 (22.22%) IBM
9 3 (16.67%) COBOL
9 3 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (11.11%) ISPF
10 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 2 (11.11%) Banking
10 2 (11.11%) VSAM
10 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
10 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
11 1 (5.56%) Middleware
11 1 (5.56%) APPC
11 1 (5.56%) Information Security
11 1 (5.56%) Security Management
11 1 (5.56%) Perl
11 1 (5.56%) SQL
11 1 (5.56%) Sybase
11 1 (5.56%) C
11 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
11 1 (5.56%) MS Office

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 17 (94.44%) CICS
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.56%) SNA
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (83.33%) DB2
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 11 (61.11%) CICS Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.56%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (5.56%) RACF Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) ISPF
2 1 (5.56%) APPC
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) VSAM
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) zOS
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
1 1 (5.56%) Information Security
1 1 (5.56%) People Management
1 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
1 1 (5.56%) Security Management
1 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
1 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) REXX
2 3 (16.67%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) CLIST
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) RACF
2 3 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (5.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) CA Endevor
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (5.56%) zSecure
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) CA
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase