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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 235 217 225
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing JCL 7 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.075% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.82% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £354 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +38.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £309 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £383 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.75%
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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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
3015 3055 3080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.38% 34.97% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1665 1604 1508
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 147 191
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 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
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 21 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
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 16 (69.57%) Mainframe
2 13 (56.52%) COBOL
2 13 (56.52%) DB2
3 11 (47.83%) UNIX
3 11 (47.83%) IBM
3 11 (47.83%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (34.78%) Banking
5 7 (30.43%) CICS
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
6 6 (26.09%) REXX
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
6 6 (26.09%) RedPrairie
7 5 (21.74%) Retail
8 4 (17.39%) SLA
8 4 (17.39%) BMC
8 4 (17.39%) JDA
8 4 (17.39%) MVS
8 4 (17.39%) MAINVIEW
8 4 (17.39%) Control-M
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) ISPF
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (13.04%) SQL
9 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (8.70%) Windows
10 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 7 (30.43%) CICS
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) DB2
General
1 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) DBA
2 4 (17.39%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Mainframe
2 11 (47.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) MVS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) System Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) COBOL
2 6 (26.09%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) REXX
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) MAINVIEW
1 4 (17.39%) Control-M
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) IBM
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) RedPrairie
3 4 (17.39%) BMC
3 4 (17.39%) JDA
4 1 (4.35%) ION Trading