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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 123 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing JCL 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.082% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -
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%
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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
1113 786 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.82% 32.06% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 385 374
Average daily rate £352 £352 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.01% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
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 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 29 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
Glasgow - 6 £290 -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
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UK

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) CICS
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) COBOL
6 2 (15.38%) SLA
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) CA
6 2 (15.38%) REXX
6 2 (15.38%) zOS
6 2 (15.38%) Papyrus
6 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 2 (15.38%) BODI
6 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (7.69%) ISPF
7 1 (7.69%) VSAM
7 1 (7.69%) Retail
7 1 (7.69%) Tandem
7 1 (7.69%) MVS
7 1 (7.69%) Telnet
7 1 (7.69%) X.25
7 1 (7.69%) MS Office
7 1 (7.69%) Windows

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) CICS
2 2 (15.38%) Papyrus
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Telnet
1 1 (7.69%) X.25
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) BODI
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) VSAM
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) zOS
3 1 (7.69%) MVS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
1 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) COBOL
2 2 (15.38%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
1 2 (15.38%) CA