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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 134 113 127
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing JCL 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.89% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £330 - £368
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 - £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.50%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 786 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.64% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 382 560
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -22 1 £310 -
Manchester - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (94.12%) Mainframe
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) UNIX
4 10 (58.82%) SSL
4 10 (58.82%) AIX
4 10 (58.82%) Shell Script
4 10 (58.82%) Middleware
4 10 (58.82%) Change Management
4 10 (58.82%) ISPF
5 9 (52.94%) Clustering
5 9 (52.94%) FTP
6 8 (47.06%) DMZ
6 8 (47.06%) GIS
7 6 (35.29%) Gentran
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) IBM
8 4 (23.53%) Banking
8 4 (23.53%) HTTPS
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) Oracle
9 3 (17.65%) REXX
9 3 (17.65%) MVS
9 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (11.76%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (11.76%) SELCOPY
10 2 (11.76%) Internet
10 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
10 2 (11.76%) Axway
10 2 (11.76%) CA Endevor
10 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (35.29%) Gentran
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) Tuxedo
2 2 (11.76%) SAS
3 1 (5.88%) CICS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) SSL
2 9 (52.94%) FTP
3 8 (47.06%) DMZ
4 4 (23.53%) HTTPS
5 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) QlikView
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Middleware Specialist
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Middleware
1 10 (58.82%) ISPF
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (94.12%) Mainframe
2 9 (52.94%) Clustering
3 8 (47.06%) GIS
4 3 (17.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (5.88%) Wiki
5 1 (5.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) UNIX
3 10 (58.82%) AIX
4 3 (17.65%) MVS
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Shell Script
2 3 (17.65%) REXX
3 2 (11.76%) SELCOPY
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Tumbleweed
3 2 (11.76%) Axway
3 2 (11.76%) BEA
3 2 (11.76%) CA
4 1 (5.88%) Informatica
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Siebel
4 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.88%) IronPort
4 1 (5.88%) Open Text
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
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