The table below looks at the statistics for DCL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DCL over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DIGITAL Command Language (DCL)
Rank 645 635 612
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -23
Contract jobs citing DCL 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.005% 0.014% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £315 £456 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +40.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
20910 21020 19943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.83% 38.13% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14338 14059 12948
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 425 427
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.23 £51.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

DCL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DCL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DCL within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 1 £315 -30.95%
London -7 1 £315 -50.58%

DCL
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DCL.

1 12 (100.00%) VMS
2 10 (83.33%) VAX
3 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (50.00%) Time Management
5 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) OpenVMS
7 2 (16.67%) COBOL
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) Windows
8 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco
8 1 (8.33%) HP
8 1 (8.33%) Intel
8 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
8 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel

DCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) VMS Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) VAX Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) OpenVMS Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) OpenVMS Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VAX VMS Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VMS Operator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) VAX
2 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) VMS
2 3 (25.00%) OpenVMS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Time Management
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Intel