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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 559 493 525
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +32
Contract jobs citing JCL 58 97 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 31
Average daily rate
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£328 £266 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -29.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £170 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £175.00 £16.40 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+967.07% -44.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £175.00 £16.40 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+967.07% -44.40%

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
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
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 £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
England -43 50 £330 +25.71% 9
London -9 14 £330 -5.71% 2
South West - 9 £393 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £270 -9.24%
North West -11 7 £285 +26.10% 1
East of England -18 7 £333 -
South East -31 7 £270 -24.58% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £333 -
Milton Keynes -10 6 £270 -9.24%
Lancashire - 5 £285 -
City of London +22 4 £359 -20.27%
Scotland -22 3 £275 +4.76% 1
East Midlands - 3 £375 - 2
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £130 -11.53% 1
Edinburgh -22 2 £275 +4.76% 1
Nottingham - 2 £325 -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Durham - - - -
Essex - - - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 88 (83.02%) Mainframe
2 58 (54.72%) COBOL
3 48 (45.28%) DB2
4 37 (34.91%) CICS
5 27 (25.47%) Finance
6 26 (24.53%) IBM
7 22 (20.75%) zOS
7 22 (20.75%) SQL
8 21 (19.81%) Banking
9 20 (18.87%) REXX
10 19 (17.92%) VSAM
10 19 (17.92%) ISPF
10 19 (17.92%) IBM Mainframe
11 18 (16.98%) MVS
12 15 (14.15%) UNIX
13 13 (12.26%) RACF
14 10 (9.43%) MQSeries
14 10 (9.43%) HP
14 10 (9.43%) ETL
14 10 (9.43%) Systems Analysis
14 10 (9.43%) Data Structures
15 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.49%) CA Endevor
16 7 (6.60%) Change Management
16 7 (6.60%) Teradata
16 7 (6.60%) FTP
16 7 (6.60%) Windows
16 7 (6.60%) J2EE
16 7 (6.60%) Exstream
16 7 (6.60%) Exstream Dialogue

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 37 (34.91%) CICS
2 10 (9.43%) MQSeries
3 7 (6.60%) Exstream Dialogue
4 3 (2.83%) StreamWeaver
5 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.89%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.94%) SAS
6 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.94%) Gentran
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Office
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Exstream
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) FTP
2 3 (2.83%) SMS
2 3 (2.83%) SNA
3 2 (1.89%) SSL
3 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.94%) Telnet
4 1 (0.94%) X.25
4 1 (0.94%) DMZ
4 1 (0.94%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (45.28%) DB2
2 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.77%) DataStage
3 3 (2.83%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.89%) BODI
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.89%) Adabas
5 1 (0.94%) Easytrieve
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) IDMS
5 1 (0.94%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.94%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.94%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) XPEDITER
2 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.94%) Lombardi
General
1 27 (25.47%) Finance
2 21 (19.81%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.89%) French Language
5 2 (1.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.94%) German Language
6 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Analyst
2 30 (28.30%) Developer
3 10 (9.43%) Administrator
4 9 (8.49%) Mainframe Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Consultant
6 7 (6.60%) DBA
6 7 (6.60%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Mainframe Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (4.72%) Programmer
8 4 (3.77%) DB2 DBA
8 4 (3.77%) Teradata Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Environment Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) ISPF
2 7 (6.60%) J2EE
3 5 (4.72%) Middleware
3 5 (4.72%) .NET
3 5 (4.72%) XML
4 4 (3.77%) HTML
5 3 (2.83%) Struts
5 3 (2.83%) Spring
6 2 (1.89%) Web Services
7 1 (0.94%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 88 (83.02%) Mainframe
2 19 (17.92%) VSAM
2 19 (17.92%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (9.43%) Data Structures
4 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) Clustering
5 3 (2.83%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.89%) Replication
7 1 (0.94%) Tandem
7 1 (0.94%) GIS
7 1 (0.94%) HACMP
7 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) zOS
2 18 (16.98%) MVS
3 15 (14.15%) UNIX
4 7 (6.60%) Windows
5 3 (2.83%) Linux
6 2 (1.89%) AIX
7 1 (0.94%) SUSE
7 1 (0.94%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.43%) ETL
1 10 (9.43%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (6.60%) Change Management
3 6 (5.66%) Business Analysis
3 6 (5.66%) Migration
4 5 (4.72%) UML
5 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
5 4 (3.77%) Project Management
5 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.83%) Scrum
6 3 (2.83%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.83%) Release Management
6 3 (2.83%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (2.83%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.89%) Automated Testing
7 2 (1.89%) Data Architecture
7 2 (1.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (54.72%) COBOL
2 22 (20.75%) SQL
3 20 (18.87%) REXX
4 5 (4.72%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) SELCOPY
5 4 (3.77%) PL/1
6 3 (2.83%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.94%) C++
8 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) Basel III
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) RACF
2 4 (3.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) CA Endevor
2 6 (5.66%) OMEGAMON
2 6 (5.66%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.77%) Control-M
4 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (24.53%) IBM
2 10 (9.43%) HP
3 7 (6.60%) Teradata
4 6 (5.66%) CA
5 5 (4.72%) Oracle
6 4 (3.77%) Syncsort
7 3 (2.83%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.83%) BMC
8 2 (1.89%) SAP
8 2 (1.89%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.94%) Remedy
9 1 (0.94%) Cisco
9 1 (0.94%) Avaya
9 1 (0.94%) Sybase
9 1 (0.94%) Aquila
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