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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
England / North West
Rank 130 146 132
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing JCL 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.51% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Median daily rate £276 £313 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% +9.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-38.88% -31.64%

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
1044 1370 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 39.43% 35.60% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 872 709
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 60 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £29.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -16.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.54 £40.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing JCL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +22 1 £325 +4.00%
Manchester +8 1 £228 -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for JCL.

1 4 (80.00%) COBOL
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) CICS
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) VSAM
3 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) FTP
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Toad
4 1 (20.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (20.00%) Firebug
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) The Grinder
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) VSAM
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) iSeries
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) B2B
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) COBOL
2 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) RACF
1 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Axway
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle