The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 231 211 228
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs citing JCL 11 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.38% 0.63% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £366 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.08% +40.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £388 £276
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -28.88%
Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2903 2843 2932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.41% 34.07% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1583 1449 1459
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 173 199
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 11 July 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 - - - -
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England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 20 (74.07%) Mainframe
2 14 (51.85%) COBOL
2 14 (51.85%) DB2
2 14 (51.85%) UNIX
3 11 (40.74%) IBM
3 11 (40.74%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (33.33%) Banking
4 9 (33.33%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) CICS
6 7 (25.93%) SLA
6 7 (25.93%) Control-M
6 7 (25.93%) MVS
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) REXX
7 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 6 (22.22%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
7 6 (22.22%) RedPrairie
8 5 (18.52%) Retail
9 4 (14.81%) MAINVIEW
9 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) BMC
9 4 (14.81%) JDA
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) ISPF
9 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (11.11%) SQL
11 2 (7.41%) ITIL
11 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (29.63%) CICS
2 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) XPEDITER
1 1 (3.70%) ChangeMan
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
1 9 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) DB2 DBA
2 4 (14.81%) DBA
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Programmer
5 1 (3.70%) MVS Operator
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) DB2 Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (74.07%) Mainframe
2 11 (40.74%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) UNIX
2 7 (25.93%) MVS
3 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Database Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) System Testing
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) ETL
5 1 (3.70%) Code Coverage
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) COBOL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) REXX
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Control-M
2 4 (14.81%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) RedPrairie
3 4 (14.81%) BMC
3 4 (14.81%) JDA
4 1 (3.70%) ION Trading