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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 132 130 133
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing JCL 26 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.28% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£400 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.87%
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
1142 967 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 32.20% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 550 467
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.63 £51.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +5 14 £488 - 1
Merseyside - 9 £350 -
Lancashire +11 2 £388 +35.96%
Cheshire - 1 - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (86.84%) Mainframe
2 21 (55.26%) IBM
2 21 (55.26%) Time Sharing Option
3 18 (47.37%) DB2
4 16 (42.11%) Finance
5 15 (39.47%) zOS
6 14 (36.84%) COBOL
7 13 (34.21%) REXX
8 11 (28.95%) CICS
8 11 (28.95%) ISPF
9 9 (23.68%) IBM Mainframe
9 9 (23.68%) SQL
10 8 (21.05%) Assembly Language
11 7 (18.42%) Banking
12 6 (15.79%) VSAM
12 6 (15.79%) MQSeries
12 6 (15.79%) CLIST
13 5 (13.16%) SDLC
13 5 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
13 5 (13.16%) OMEGAMON
13 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (13.16%) UNIX
13 5 (13.16%) C
13 5 (13.16%) CA
13 5 (13.16%) OLTP
14 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
14 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
14 4 (10.53%) Degree
14 4 (10.53%) QA
15 3 (7.89%) Job Entry Subsystem

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (28.95%) CICS
2 6 (15.79%) MQSeries
3 3 (7.89%) SAS
4 2 (5.26%) Papyrus
5 1 (2.63%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) SSL
2 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.26%) SSH
3 1 (2.63%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) DB2
2 5 (13.16%) OLTP
3 2 (5.26%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.63%) Adabas
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) DBA
5 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Programmer
5 4 (10.53%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) ISPF
2 3 (7.89%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (86.84%) Mainframe
2 9 (23.68%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (15.79%) VSAM
4 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) zOS
2 5 (13.16%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Windows
4 2 (5.26%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.63%) OS/390
5 1 (2.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) SDLC
2 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (5.26%) Information Security
2 2 (5.26%) Release Management
3 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.63%) Stress Testing
3 1 (2.63%) Time Management
3 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.63%) People Management
3 1 (2.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.63%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
3 1 (2.63%) Project Management
3 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.63%) Change Management
3 1 (2.63%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) COBOL
2 13 (34.21%) REXX
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Assembly Language
5 6 (15.79%) CLIST
6 5 (13.16%) C
7 2 (5.26%) PL/1
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.63%) NATURAL
8 1 (2.63%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (7.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (7.89%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (5.26%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.63%) zSecure
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) IBM
2 5 (13.16%) CA
3 2 (5.26%) Aquila
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Sybase
3 2 (5.26%) Syncsort
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
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