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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 131 107 115
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing JCL 12 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.045% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.03% 0.13% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 12
Average daily rate
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£393 £275 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.72% -36.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £356
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -14.38%
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%
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
1163 787 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 36.04% 35.56% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 478 617
Average daily rate £360 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 60 96
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
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 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 29 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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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
Bristol - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
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England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) REXX
2 9 (69.23%) Mainframe
3 7 (53.85%) COBOL
4 6 (46.15%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) Exstream
4 6 (46.15%) Exstream Dialogue
5 4 (30.77%) CICS
5 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
5 4 (30.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (30.77%) SELCOPY
6 3 (23.08%) RACF
6 3 (23.08%) UNIX
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) CA
7 2 (15.38%) StreamWeaver
7 2 (15.38%) MVS
7 2 (15.38%) ISPF
7 2 (15.38%) CA Endevor
8 1 (7.69%) Finance
8 1 (7.69%) VSAM
8 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) zOS
8 1 (7.69%) DB2
8 1 (7.69%) IBM

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Exstream Dialogue
2 4 (30.77%) CICS
3 2 (15.38%) StreamWeaver
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Developer
3 6 (46.15%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) MVS
3 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
1 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) REXX
2 7 (53.85%) COBOL
3 4 (30.77%) SELCOPY
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (23.08%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Tivoli
2 2 (15.38%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) CA
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) IBM