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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 580 528 579
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +51
Contract jobs citing JCL 41 117 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.55% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 29
Median daily rate £475 £321 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.85% -1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £252 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £578 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £26.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.57%

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
20194 21255 21257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.74% 38.56% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13845 14485 14460
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 542 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.38 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 9 December 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 26 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 9 December 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 -59 37 £475 +47.85% 4
London +21 18 £490 -7.10%
South East 0 9 £338 -35.40% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 6 - -
Milton Keynes 0 5 - -
Scotland +2 4 - -
City of London - 4 £468 -
Edinburgh +12 3 - -
East Midlands -2 3 £350 +41.41% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £430 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £430 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £350 -
Northampton - 3 £350 -
Woking - 2 £338 -
Leeds - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £338 -
Cheshire +17 1 £325 +4.00% 1
Hampshire +15 1 - -
Knutsford +9 1 £325 +4.00% 1
Glasgow +5 1 - -
South West +1 1 - -
North West -7 1 £325 +4.00% 1
Bristol - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £430 -
Havant - 1 - -
Buckingham - 1 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 56 (62.22%) Mainframe
2 45 (50.00%) IBM
3 36 (40.00%) Finance
4 35 (38.89%) COBOL
5 31 (34.44%) DB2
6 28 (31.11%) zOS
7 26 (28.89%) Unix
8 25 (27.78%) CICS
9 24 (26.67%) Banking
10 22 (24.44%) ISPF
10 22 (24.44%) Time Sharing Option
10 22 (24.44%) FTP
10 22 (24.44%) MVS
11 18 (20.00%) Windows
11 18 (20.00%) Tandem
12 17 (18.89%) Service Delivery
13 15 (16.67%) iSeries
14 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (14.44%) Java
16 12 (13.33%) Internet
17 11 (12.22%) HTML
17 11 (12.22%) Migration
18 10 (11.11%) Service Management
18 10 (11.11%) C
18 10 (11.11%) C++
18 10 (11.11%) VB
18 10 (11.11%) VC++
18 10 (11.11%) Client/Server
18 10 (11.11%) CA
19 9 (10.00%) SQL

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 25 (27.78%) CICS
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.11%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.11%) Commerce Server 2007
3 1 (1.11%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.44%) FTP
2 12 (13.33%) Internet
3 6 (6.67%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.33%) MPLS
6 2 (2.22%) APPN
6 2 (2.22%) SNA
6 2 (2.22%) WebEx
7 1 (1.11%) HTTP
7 1 (1.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.44%) DB2
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) Adabas
3 2 (2.22%) BODI
3 2 (2.22%) DataStage
3 2 (2.22%) Easytrieve
3 2 (2.22%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) MS Access
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.11%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.11%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.11%) Firebug
2 1 (1.11%) JMeter
2 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.11%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.11%) Toad
General
1 36 (40.00%) Finance
2 24 (26.67%) Banking
3 8 (8.89%) Law
4 5 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.11%) Advertising
7 1 (1.11%) Back Office
7 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.11%) French Language
7 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (37.78%) Analyst
2 26 (28.89%) Developer
3 11 (12.22%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) Technical Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Mainframe Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Programmer
6 5 (5.56%) Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Mainframe Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (3.33%) Mainframe Programmer
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Configuration Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Senior Support Analyst
9 2 (2.22%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.44%) ISPF
2 11 (12.22%) HTML
3 7 (7.78%) Middleware
4 2 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) J2EE
5 1 (1.11%) jQuery
5 1 (1.11%) SOAP
5 1 (1.11%) WCF
5 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (62.22%) Mainframe
2 18 (20.00%) Tandem
3 15 (16.67%) iSeries
4 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
6 8 (8.89%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (5.56%) VSAM
8 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.11%) AS400
9 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) zOS
2 26 (28.89%) Unix
3 22 (24.44%) MVS
4 18 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (6.67%) OS/390
6 2 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) Service Delivery
2 11 (12.22%) Migration
3 10 (11.11%) Service Management
4 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (8.89%) Validation
5 7 (7.78%) B2B
6 5 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 5 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.33%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.33%) SDLC
8 3 (3.33%) Security Operations
8 3 (3.33%) System Testing
8 3 (3.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (2.22%) Change Management
9 2 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.89%) COBOL
2 13 (14.44%) Java
3 10 (11.11%) C
3 10 (11.11%) C++
3 10 (11.11%) VB
3 10 (11.11%) VC++
4 9 (10.00%) SQL
5 8 (8.89%) REXX
6 6 (6.67%) Assembly Language
7 3 (3.33%) C#
8 2 (2.22%) NATURAL
8 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.11%) Fortran
9 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.56%) OCA
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
1 2 (2.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (24.44%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (6.67%) RACF
3 2 (2.22%) ACF2
3 2 (2.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) CA Endevor
2 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.22%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.11%) Control-M
4 1 (1.11%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) IBM
2 10 (11.11%) CA
3 7 (7.78%) Axway
3 7 (7.78%) IBM Sterling
3 7 (7.78%) Oracle
4 4 (4.44%) HP
4 4 (4.44%) Perforce
5 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.11%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.11%) Ektron
6 1 (1.11%) Informatica
6 1 (1.11%) Remedy
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.11%) Teradata
Knutsford, Cheshire
Gibbs S3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago