The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 239 246 227
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing JCL 19 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.084% 0.094%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate £520 £375 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.66% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2887 3186 2784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.87% 33.61% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1788 1457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 132
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

JCL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

JCL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

JCL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire +25 18 £520 +62.50%
Berkshire +5 1 - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (56.86%) CICS
1 29 (56.86%) Mainframe
2 27 (52.94%) Windows
3 25 (49.02%) IBM
3 25 (49.02%) CA
4 24 (47.06%) REXX
4 24 (47.06%) zOS
5 23 (45.10%) COBOL
5 23 (45.10%) DB2
6 20 (39.22%) ISPF
7 17 (33.33%) Shell Script
8 16 (31.37%) Assembly Language
8 16 (31.37%) C++
8 16 (31.37%) Finance
9 14 (27.45%) Unix
9 14 (27.45%) Windows Server
10 13 (25.49%) Easytrieve
11 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (23.53%) MQSeries
11 12 (23.53%) Time Sharing Option
11 12 (23.53%) CLIST
12 11 (21.57%) FTP
12 11 (21.57%) CA Endevor
13 10 (19.61%) QA
13 10 (19.61%) iSeries
13 10 (19.61%) ChangeMan
13 10 (19.61%) Tivoli
13 10 (19.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (19.61%) HACMP
13 10 (19.61%) RACF

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (56.86%) CICS
2 12 (23.53%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) FTP
2 2 (3.92%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (45.10%) DB2
2 13 (25.49%) Easytrieve
3 7 (13.73%) PowerCenter
4 6 (11.76%) Hadoop
5 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
6 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.92%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (3.92%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) ChangeMan
2 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 8 (15.69%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Architect
3 10 (19.61%) CICS Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Developer
6 4 (7.84%) COBOL Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Architect
7 3 (5.88%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Informatica Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.92%) COBOL Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) ISPF
2 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (56.86%) Mainframe
2 10 (19.61%) HACMP
2 10 (19.61%) iSeries
3 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.69%) AS400
4 5 (9.80%) VSAM
5 3 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (3.92%) Clustering
6 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) zOS
3 14 (27.45%) Unix
3 14 (27.45%) Windows Server
4 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.88%) MVS
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
2 8 (15.69%) Change Management
3 6 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.92%) Migration
6 2 (3.92%) Requirements Management
6 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.96%) DevOps
7 1 (1.96%) ETL
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL
7 1 (1.96%) Scrum
7 1 (1.96%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) REXX
2 23 (45.10%) COBOL
3 17 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 16 (31.37%) Assembly Language
4 16 (31.37%) C++
5 12 (23.53%) CLIST
6 7 (13.73%) Java
7 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (7.84%) C#
8 4 (7.84%) Perl
8 4 (7.84%) VBA
9 3 (5.88%) SQL
10 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (19.61%) RACF
2 10 (19.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (3.92%) GPFS
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) CA Endevor
2 10 (19.61%) Tivoli
3 4 (7.84%) Control-M
4 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.96%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) CA
1 25 (49.02%) IBM
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle
3 6 (11.76%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) Micro Focus
5 3 (5.88%) Informatica
6 2 (3.92%) Intel
6 2 (3.92%) NetApp
6 2 (3.92%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy