The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank - 101 112
Contract jobs citing JCL 0 18 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.74% 0.048%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 2.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £347 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.21% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
943 843 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.23% 34.56% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 449 456
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 15
Average hourly rate £30.75 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £13.50 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JCL across the Scotland region.

JCL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JCL across the Scotland region.

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

JCL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
Edinburgh - - - -
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JCL
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) CICS
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) REXX
3 2 (50.00%) zOS
3 2 (50.00%) MVS
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) BODI
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) BODI
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) zOS
1 2 (50.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) REXX
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy