The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 125 129 129
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing JCL 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.09% 0.91% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £279 £260 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £260 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £351 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
JCL
UK

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
917 984 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.98% 30.71% 39.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 512 593
Median daily rate £340 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £25.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.98 £55.00 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing JCL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 8 - -
Glasgow -1 2 £279 +7.21%
JCL
UK

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for JCL.

1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 10 (62.50%) FTP
3 9 (56.25%) IBM
3 9 (56.25%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) ISPF
3 9 (56.25%) Time Sharing Option
4 8 (50.00%) iSeries
4 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 8 (50.00%) Tandem
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) Service Management
5 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
6 6 (37.50%) Law
7 5 (31.25%) Banking
8 4 (25.00%) DB2
8 4 (25.00%) CICS
9 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 2 (12.50%) COBOL
9 2 (12.50%) Flash
10 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
10 1 (6.25%) SOA
10 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 1 (6.25%) ISEB
10 1 (6.25%) CA
10 1 (6.25%) zOS
10 1 (6.25%) Internet
10 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (6.25%) RACF
10 1 (6.25%) Management Information System

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) BODI
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Law
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Technical Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (6.25%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Unix Developer
6 1 (6.25%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) ISPF
2 2 (12.50%) Flash
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 8 (50.00%) iSeries
2 8 (50.00%) Tandem
3 7 (43.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Unix
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft