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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 243 241 210
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -31
Contract jobs citing JCL 18 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.11% 0.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.34% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £276 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £304 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.87%
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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
3326 2939 2890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.89% 31.96% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2109 1613 1470
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 153
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £50.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 2015. 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
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £325 +8.33%
Home Counties - 2 - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 13 (65.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (60.00%) DB2
3 9 (45.00%) IBM
3 9 (45.00%) COBOL
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) Control-M
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) MVS
5 5 (25.00%) MAINVIEW
6 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) ISPF
6 4 (20.00%) CA Endevor
6 4 (20.00%) REXX
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) AS400
7 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
7 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) FTP
7 3 (15.00%) SLA
7 3 (15.00%) VSAM
8 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (10.00%) ChangeMan
8 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
8 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (10.00%) VB
8 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (20.00%) Programmer
3 4 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) ISPF
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) AS400
3 3 (15.00%) VSAM
4 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (5.00%) iSeries
5 1 (5.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) MVS
2 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) COBOL
2 4 (20.00%) REXX
3 2 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Control-M
2 5 (25.00%) MAINVIEW
3 4 (20.00%) CA Endevor
4 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) BMC
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle