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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 530 508 478
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -30
Contract jobs citing JCL 49 56 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 20
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£315 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.10% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50

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
19423 18510 16408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.45% 36.96% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12626 11669 10107
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 470 626
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 28 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 5 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 49 £315 -15.88% 12
London -3 11 £280 -25.33% 1
North West -10 10 £285 -8.06% 2
South East -19 9 £375 -21.05% 1
Cheshire +6 4 - - 2
South West -5 3 £480 - 2
Berkshire -4 2 £450 -
Dorset - 2 £480 - 2
Bournemouth - 2 £480 - 2
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 4
Scotland - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 2
Pontefract - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 94 (87.04%) Mainframe
2 66 (61.11%) DB2
3 65 (60.19%) COBOL
4 44 (40.74%) CICS
5 40 (37.04%) IBM
6 34 (31.48%) SQL
7 31 (28.70%) IBM Mainframe
8 29 (26.85%) Finance
9 25 (23.15%) ISPF
9 25 (23.15%) REXX
10 19 (17.59%) UNIX
11 18 (16.67%) Assembly Language
11 18 (16.67%) zOS
11 18 (16.67%) VSAM
12 16 (14.81%) Banking
13 15 (13.89%) PL/1
13 15 (13.89%) CA Endevor
14 14 (12.96%) Oracle
15 12 (11.11%) SELCOPY
16 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (10.19%) MQSeries
16 11 (10.19%) Adabas
16 11 (10.19%) NATURAL
17 10 (9.26%) XML
17 10 (9.26%) IMS/DB
17 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (9.26%) Syncsort
17 10 (9.26%) QA
18 9 (8.33%) Release Management
18 9 (8.33%) Aquila

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 44 (40.74%) CICS
2 11 (10.19%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.63%) StreamWeaver
4 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) RIP
3 1 (0.93%) SNA
3 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (61.11%) DB2
2 11 (10.19%) Adabas
3 10 (9.26%) IMS/DB
4 6 (5.56%) DataStage
5 4 (3.70%) Easytrieve
5 4 (3.70%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.85%) BODI
7 1 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.85%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.93%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.93%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.93%) Toad
3 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
General
1 29 (26.85%) Finance
2 16 (14.81%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.63%) Retail
5 3 (2.78%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (42.59%) Developer
2 32 (29.63%) Analyst
3 25 (23.15%) Mainframe Developer
4 17 (15.74%) Programmer
5 8 (7.41%) DBA
5 8 (7.41%) Consultant
5 8 (7.41%) Analyst Programmer
5 8 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 6 (5.56%) COBOL Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
7 5 (4.63%) Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.70%) COBOL Programmer
8 4 (3.70%) DB2 Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Mainframe Architect
9 3 (2.78%) Mainframe DBA
9 3 (2.78%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
9 3 (2.78%) Natural/Adabas Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.15%) ISPF
2 10 (9.26%) XML
3 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) Spring
4 3 (2.78%) Struts
4 3 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.93%) EntireX
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 94 (87.04%) Mainframe
2 31 (28.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (16.67%) VSAM
4 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) AS400
7 1 (0.93%) HACMP
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.59%) UNIX
2 18 (16.67%) zOS
3 7 (6.48%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (8.33%) Release Management
3 8 (7.41%) Migration
4 7 (6.48%) Change Management
4 7 (6.48%) ETL
5 6 (5.56%) Project Management
6 5 (4.63%) Performance Testing
6 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (4.63%) Mentoring
6 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.63%) Scrum
7 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.78%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (2.78%) Data Modelling
9 2 (1.85%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (60.19%) COBOL
2 34 (31.48%) SQL
3 25 (23.15%) REXX
4 18 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 15 (13.89%) PL/1
6 12 (11.11%) SELCOPY
7 11 (10.19%) NATURAL
8 9 (8.33%) Java
9 2 (1.85%) C
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) VCP4
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.93%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) CA Endevor
2 3 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (2.78%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.78%) Control-M
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 40 (37.04%) IBM
2 14 (12.96%) Oracle
3 10 (9.26%) Syncsort
4 9 (8.33%) Aquila
5 5 (4.63%) Remedy
6 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.70%) Teradata
7 3 (2.78%) BMC
8 2 (1.85%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.93%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.93%) Google
9 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.93%) JDA
9 1 (0.93%) HP
9 1 (0.93%) Dell
9 1 (0.93%) Intel