The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 580 574 566
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing JCL 68 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.098% 0.093%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 16
Median daily rate £290 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £410 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -

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
20690 20418 19661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.49% 37.62% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14249 13515 12990
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 419 459
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.09%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing JCL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JCL
Daily Rate Trend

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

JCL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JCL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

JCL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JCL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

JCL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JCL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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 58 £283 -19.28% 7
London +1 18 £240 -35.57% 2
North East - 14 £279 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 13 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £275 -
Buckinghamshire +23 11 - - 1
South East -1 11 - - 3
Edinburgh -7 8 £290 -22.66%
Scotland -13 8 £290 -8.66% 1
North West -25 8 £315 -10.00% 1
Milton Keynes +6 7 - - 1
Lancashire - 5 £315 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 4 £326 -
East Midlands +6 3 £300 +15.38%
Manchester -15 2 £400 -11.11%
Cardiff - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 -
Wellingborough - 2 £300 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £475 -
City of London +38 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire +11 1 - -
East of England +10 1 - -
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Leeds -1 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £363 -
West Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Nottingham -6 1 £363 -
Liverpool -8 1 £315 -10.00%

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JCL 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 JCL.

1 88 (77.19%) Mainframe
2 63 (55.26%) IBM
3 52 (45.61%) COBOL
4 47 (41.23%) DB2
5 42 (36.84%) zOS
5 42 (36.84%) ISPF
6 38 (33.33%) CICS
7 37 (32.46%) REXX
8 36 (31.58%) Finance
8 36 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
9 35 (30.70%) Time Sharing Option
10 29 (25.44%) FTP
11 27 (23.68%) Banking
12 25 (21.93%) MVS
13 24 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (20.18%) CA
15 22 (19.30%) Unix
16 21 (18.42%) Windows
16 21 (18.42%) VSAM
17 18 (15.79%) ITIL
17 18 (15.79%) Service Delivery
18 17 (14.91%) Change Management
18 17 (14.91%) Control-M
19 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
20 13 (11.40%) CLIST
20 13 (11.40%) Assembly Language
20 13 (11.40%) Firewall
20 13 (11.40%) Easytrieve
21 12 (10.53%) AS400
21 12 (10.53%) HP

JCL
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:

Application Platforms
1 38 (33.33%) CICS
2 8 (7.02%) Apache
2 8 (7.02%) IIS
3 7 (6.14%) MQSeries
3 7 (6.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.75%) FileNet
4 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.88%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.44%) FTP
2 13 (11.40%) Firewall
3 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.26%) SSL
4 6 (5.26%) WinSCP
5 2 (1.75%) DNS
5 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (41.23%) DB2
2 13 (11.40%) Easytrieve
3 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (5.26%) MS Access
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.51%) PowerCenter
5 3 (2.63%) Adabas
5 3 (2.63%) IMS/DB
6 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.88%) DataStage
7 1 (0.88%) OLTP
7 1 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.39%) CA Gen
3 3 (2.63%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.88%) StarTeam
General
1 36 (31.58%) Finance
2 27 (23.68%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Automotive
4 2 (1.75%) Law
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.88%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (35.09%) Developer
2 31 (27.19%) Analyst
3 14 (12.28%) Mainframe Developer
4 13 (11.40%) COBOL Developer
5 11 (9.65%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Applications Developer
6 8 (7.02%) Mainframe Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Mainframe Support
7 6 (5.26%) Architect
7 6 (5.26%) Mainframe Operator
7 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Technical Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Tivoli Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Unix Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) DB2 Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Unix Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (36.84%) ISPF
2 7 (6.14%) .NET
3 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.75%) Flash
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) jQuery
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (77.19%) Mainframe
2 36 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
3 24 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (18.42%) VSAM
5 12 (10.53%) AS400
6 10 (8.77%) Data Centre
7 8 (7.02%) iSeries
7 8 (7.02%) Tandem
8 3 (2.63%) HACMP
9 2 (1.75%) Clustering
9 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.84%) zOS
2 25 (21.93%) MVS
3 22 (19.30%) Unix
4 21 (18.42%) Windows
5 12 (10.53%) Linux
6 6 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.79%) ITIL
1 18 (15.79%) Service Delivery
2 17 (14.91%) Change Management
3 12 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.14%) High Availability
5 7 (6.14%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.26%) Project Management
7 5 (4.39%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (4.39%) Workflow
8 4 (3.51%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.63%) Data Centre Operations
9 3 (2.63%) Migration
9 3 (2.63%) Validation
10 2 (1.75%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.75%) Scrum
10 2 (1.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (45.61%) COBOL
2 37 (32.46%) REXX
3 13 (11.40%) Assembly Language
3 13 (11.40%) CLIST
4 12 (10.53%) C++
5 11 (9.65%) Java
6 9 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.02%) SQL
8 6 (5.26%) C#
8 6 (5.26%) Perl
8 6 (5.26%) VBA
9 3 (2.63%) Korn
9 3 (2.63%) NATURAL
10 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) COREP
2 1 (0.88%) FINREP
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SEPA
System Software
1 35 (30.70%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (9.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 10 (8.77%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 9 (7.89%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.88%) HDFS
6 1 (0.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (14.91%) Control-M
2 11 (9.65%) Tivoli
3 7 (6.14%) Tivoli NetView
4 6 (5.26%) CA Endevor
5 2 (1.75%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.88%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 63 (55.26%) IBM
2 23 (20.18%) CA
3 12 (10.53%) HP
3 12 (10.53%) Oracle
4 9 (7.89%) BMC
4 9 (7.89%) Micro Focus
4 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.14%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.51%) Informatica
7 3 (2.63%) SAP
8 2 (1.75%) BT
8 2 (1.75%) Citrix
8 2 (1.75%) Ektron
8 2 (1.75%) Genesys
8 2 (1.75%) VMware
8 2 (1.75%) Xerox
9 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.88%) Perforce
9 1 (0.88%) Splunk
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
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