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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 243 217 241
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +24
Contract jobs citing JCL 3 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.86% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Average daily rate
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£285 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.39% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £292 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £373 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.44%
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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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2986 3134 3200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.64% 35.75% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1681 1524
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 132 171
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £17.27 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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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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 -20 3 £285 -4.20%
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 14 (70.00%) COBOL
2 12 (60.00%) DB2
2 12 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 9 (45.00%) IBM
3 9 (45.00%) UNIX
3 9 (45.00%) Banking
3 9 (45.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (35.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) CICS
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) RedPrairie
5 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (25.00%) Retail
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) SLA
7 4 (20.00%) JDA
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) MVS
7 4 (20.00%) Control-M
8 2 (10.00%) MAINVIEW
8 2 (10.00%) BMC
8 2 (10.00%) REXX
8 2 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) ISPF
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
9 1 (5.00%) VSAM

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (35.00%) CICS
2 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) DB2
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) DBA
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (10.00%) Programmer
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Developer
2 2 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ISPF
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (45.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) VSAM
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) UNIX
2 4 (20.00%) MVS
3 1 (5.00%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) System Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.00%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) COBOL
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) REXX
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Control-M
2 2 (10.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) RedPrairie
3 4 (20.00%) JDA
4 2 (10.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) ION Trading