The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 144 133 110
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs citing JCL 2 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.061% 0.33% 0.047%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.16% 0.89% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £393 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.83% -7.69%
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%
JCL
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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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1275 1122 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 38.93% 36.86% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 736 449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 46 44
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £18.22 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

JCL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

JCL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Gloucestershire -6 2 - -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (100.00%) COBOL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) StreamWeaver
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) CICS

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (66.67%) StreamWeaver
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (33.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM