The table below looks at the statistics for DCL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DCL over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DIGITAL Command Language (DCL)
Rank 607 582 602
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +20
Contract jobs citing DCL 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.024% 0.019% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -48.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £270 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

DCL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DCL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

DCL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DCL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DCL within the UK.

DCL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DCL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DCL within the UK.

DCL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DCL
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DCL within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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
London +18 5 £325 +8.33%
England -8 5 £325 +20.37%

DCL
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DCL 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 DCL.

1 5 (100.00%) VMS
1 5 (100.00%) OpenVMS
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JDBC
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Banking

DCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DCL 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 DCL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) DBA
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) JDBC
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) VMS
1 5 (100.00%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle