The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 532 489 495
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +6
Contract jobs citing JCL 46 68 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.14% 0.090%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 25
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£300 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
19274 18137 17083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.00% 37.23% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12858 11442 10509
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 522 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JCL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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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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
England -35 46 £300 -17.52% 9
London -14 11 £315 -23.82% 3
North West -7 10 £285 +26.10%
South West - 6 £480 -
South East -27 5 £425 -12.82% 2
East Midlands - 5 £299 - 2
East of England +10 4 - -
Essex +5 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £335 - 2
Nottingham - 3 £335 - 2
Dorset - 3 £480 -
Berkshire +1 2 £450 -10.00%
Bournemouth - 2 £480 -
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
Knutsford +6 1 - -
Cheshire 0 1 - -
Manchester -3 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £263 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £263 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 92 (86.79%) Mainframe
2 60 (56.60%) COBOL
3 58 (54.72%) DB2
4 45 (42.45%) CICS
5 29 (27.36%) Finance
5 29 (27.36%) IBM
5 29 (27.36%) SQL
6 25 (23.58%) VSAM
7 20 (18.87%) IBM Mainframe
8 19 (17.92%) UNIX
8 19 (17.92%) REXX
9 18 (16.98%) zOS
9 18 (16.98%) ISPF
10 15 (14.15%) CA Endevor
11 14 (13.21%) MVS
11 14 (13.21%) PL/1
12 11 (10.38%) NATURAL
12 11 (10.38%) Adabas
12 11 (10.38%) Banking
13 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (9.43%) ETL
13 10 (9.43%) MQSeries
13 10 (9.43%) Assembly Language
14 9 (8.49%) Oracle
14 9 (8.49%) XML
14 9 (8.49%) IMS/DB
14 9 (8.49%) Syncsort
15 8 (7.55%) Release Management
15 8 (7.55%) SELCOPY
15 8 (7.55%) Migration

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 45 (42.45%) CICS
2 10 (9.43%) MQSeries
3 7 (6.60%) StreamWeaver
4 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.83%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Office
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) Internet
1 2 (1.89%) FTP
1 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.94%) SNA
2 1 (0.94%) SSL
2 1 (0.94%) SMS
2 1 (0.94%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (54.72%) DB2
2 11 (10.38%) Adabas
3 9 (8.49%) IMS/DB
4 6 (5.66%) DataStage
5 5 (4.72%) Easytrieve
6 4 (3.77%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.83%) BODI
7 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.89%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.94%) Toad
3 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.94%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.94%) JIRA
3 1 (0.94%) Zephyr
General
1 29 (27.36%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.72%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (39.62%) Developer
2 29 (27.36%) Analyst
3 21 (19.81%) Mainframe Developer
4 11 (10.38%) Consultant
5 10 (9.43%) Programmer
6 9 (8.49%) Administrator
7 8 (7.55%) DBA
7 8 (7.55%) Analyst Developer
8 7 (6.60%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Mainframe Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (4.72%) COBOL Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Mainframe Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Teradata Developer
11 4 (3.77%) COBOL Programmer
11 4 (3.77%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Architect
12 3 (2.83%) Test Analyst
12 3 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.83%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) ISPF
2 9 (8.49%) XML
3 4 (3.77%) Middleware
3 4 (3.77%) HTML
4 3 (2.83%) Struts
4 3 (2.83%) J2EE
4 3 (2.83%) Spring
5 1 (0.94%) ATL
5 1 (0.94%) EntireX
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (86.79%) Mainframe
2 25 (23.58%) VSAM
3 20 (18.87%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.66%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.83%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) HACMP
7 1 (0.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.92%) UNIX
2 18 (16.98%) zOS
3 14 (13.21%) MVS
4 1 (0.94%) Windows
4 1 (0.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (9.43%) ETL
2 8 (7.55%) Release Management
2 8 (7.55%) Migration
2 8 (7.55%) Project Management
3 6 (5.66%) Performance Testing
3 6 (5.66%) Change Management
4 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.72%) Scrum
4 5 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (3.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.83%) Data Modelling
6 3 (2.83%) Regression Testing
6 3 (2.83%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (2.83%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.83%) Integration Testing
6 3 (2.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (2.83%) Predictive Modelling
7 2 (1.89%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (56.60%) COBOL
2 29 (27.36%) SQL
3 19 (17.92%) REXX
4 14 (13.21%) PL/1
5 11 (10.38%) NATURAL
6 10 (9.43%) Assembly Language
7 8 (7.55%) SELCOPY
7 8 (7.55%) Java
8 3 (2.83%) C
9 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) ISEB
2 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.94%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) CA Endevor
2 6 (5.66%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (3.77%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.94%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.94%) Control-M
4 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (27.36%) IBM
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
2 9 (8.49%) Syncsort
3 8 (7.55%) Aquila
4 7 (6.60%) Teradata
5 4 (3.77%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.83%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) BMC
7 2 (1.89%) CA
7 2 (1.89%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.94%) Remedy
8 1 (0.94%) JDA
8 1 (0.94%) Dell
8 1 (0.94%) Intel
8 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.94%) RedPrairie
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