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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 131 130 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Contract jobs citing JCL 5 1 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.035% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.10% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 15
Average daily rate
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£285 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £356
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -17.24%
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
1021 982 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.11% 33.97% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 525 731
Average daily rate £325 £310 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 67
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £21.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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
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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 - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) DB2
3 3 (50.00%) COBOL
4 2 (33.33%) FTP
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (33.33%) VSAM
4 2 (33.33%) ISPF
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Syncsort
5 1 (16.67%) IMS/DB
5 1 (16.67%) Aquila
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Easytrieve
5 1 (16.67%) PL/1
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) CICS
5 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (16.67%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) Easytrieve
3 1 (16.67%) IMS/DB
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) CA
1 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) Aquila
2 1 (16.67%) Syncsort
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle