The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 536 511 545
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +34
Contract jobs citing JCL 60 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.083% 0.069%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 10
Average daily rate £353 £400 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.93% +15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £400 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.50%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20881 17909 21042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.13% 36.95% 34.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13542 11023 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £561 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 632 713
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%

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 April 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 27 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -37 47 £350 -12.50% 1
London -11 17 £375 -16.66% 1
Scotland +9 13 £375 -
South East -13 13 £345 -13.75%
Milton Keynes -12 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 5 - -
West Midlands - 4 £355 -
East of England -33 3 £325 -
North West -28 2 £330 -
Lytham St Annes -8 1 £310 -
Lancashire -22 1 £310 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bathgate - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Livingston - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 98 (76.56%) Mainframe
2 46 (35.94%) ISPF
3 44 (34.38%) COBOL
3 44 (34.38%) DB2
3 44 (34.38%) UNIX
4 42 (32.81%) Windows
5 38 (29.69%) CICS
6 35 (27.34%) IBM
7 32 (25.00%) REXX
8 31 (24.22%) Finance
9 26 (20.31%) Middleware
10 25 (19.53%) zOS
11 23 (17.97%) AIX
11 23 (17.97%) Banking
12 22 (17.19%) FTP
13 19 (14.84%) Shell Script
13 19 (14.84%) SSL
14 18 (14.06%) Clustering
15 17 (13.28%) GIS
15 17 (13.28%) SQL
16 16 (12.50%) MVS
16 16 (12.50%) DMZ
17 15 (11.72%) Change Management
18 14 (10.94%) Gentran
19 13 (10.16%) Linux
20 12 (9.38%) Oracle
20 12 (9.38%) CA
20 12 (9.38%) IBM Mainframe
21 10 (7.81%) MQSeries
22 9 (7.03%) Java

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 38 (29.69%) CICS
2 14 (10.94%) Gentran
3 10 (7.81%) MQSeries
4 9 (7.03%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.34%) SAS
6 2 (1.56%) Papyrus
6 2 (1.56%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) BASE24
2 1 (0.78%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.19%) FTP
2 19 (14.84%) SSL
3 16 (12.50%) DMZ
4 6 (4.69%) SNA
5 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.91%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.13%) TELNET
6 4 (3.13%) X.25
7 3 (2.34%) Internet
8 2 (1.56%) Firewall
8 2 (1.56%) SMS
9 1 (0.78%) SAN
9 1 (0.78%) WAN
9 1 (0.78%) ATM
9 1 (0.78%) LAN
9 1 (0.78%) LDAP
9 1 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (34.38%) DB2
2 6 (4.69%) Adabas
3 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.13%) Easytrieve
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.78%) DataStage
5 1 (0.78%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.78%) QlikView
5 1 (0.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Toad
1 1 (0.78%) ChangeMan
1 1 (0.78%) XPEDITER
1 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 31 (24.22%) Finance
2 23 (17.97%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.78%) International Banking
6 1 (0.78%) German Language
6 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Analyst
2 21 (16.41%) Developer
3 11 (8.59%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (8.59%) DBA
4 10 (7.81%) Programmer
5 9 (7.03%) Consultant
6 8 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
6 8 (6.25%) Architect
7 7 (5.47%) Administrator
7 7 (5.47%) Mainframe Developer
7 7 (5.47%) Middleware Specialist
8 6 (4.69%) DB2 DBA
9 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.91%) Adabas DBA
10 4 (3.13%) Storage Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
11 3 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.34%) COBOL Programmer
12 2 (1.56%) Capacity Manager
12 2 (1.56%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (35.94%) ISPF
2 26 (20.31%) Middleware
3 6 (4.69%) XML
4 2 (1.56%) Ajax
4 2 (1.56%) XHTML
4 2 (1.56%) CSS
4 2 (1.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.78%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 98 (76.56%) Mainframe
2 18 (14.06%) Clustering
3 17 (13.28%) GIS
4 12 (9.38%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (5.47%) VSAM
6 3 (2.34%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.34%) Tandem
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) LPAR
8 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.38%) UNIX
2 42 (32.81%) Windows
3 25 (19.53%) zOS
4 23 (17.97%) AIX
5 16 (12.50%) MVS
6 13 (10.16%) Linux
7 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.13%) OS/390
8 4 (3.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.72%) Change Management
2 9 (7.03%) Service Delivery
2 9 (7.03%) Migration
3 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
3 6 (4.69%) Data Migration
3 6 (4.69%) ITIL
3 6 (4.69%) E-Commerce
4 5 (3.91%) Release Management
5 4 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.34%) Data Management
7 2 (1.56%) Load Balancing
7 2 (1.56%) Resource Management
7 2 (1.56%) Database Tuning
7 2 (1.56%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.56%) Data Architecture
7 2 (1.56%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.56%) Performance Management
8 1 (0.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.38%) COBOL
2 32 (25.00%) REXX
3 19 (14.84%) Shell Script
4 17 (13.28%) SQL
5 9 (7.03%) Java
6 6 (4.69%) NATURAL
7 5 (3.91%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.13%) SELCOPY
8 4 (3.13%) C
8 4 (3.13%) C++
9 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.78%) PHP
10 1 (0.78%) PL/1
10 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) ISEB
3 1 (0.78%) Degree
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) RACF
2 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) CA Endevor
2 7 (5.47%) Control-M
3 4 (3.13%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (1.56%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (27.34%) IBM
2 12 (9.38%) Oracle
2 12 (9.38%) CA
3 7 (5.47%) BMC
4 6 (4.69%) RedPrairie
5 4 (3.13%) VMware
5 4 (3.13%) JDA
6 3 (2.34%) HP
6 3 (2.34%) Tumbleweed
6 3 (2.34%) Axway
7 2 (1.56%) BEA
7 2 (1.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.78%) Siebel
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.78%) Sun
8 1 (0.78%) Informatica
8 1 (0.78%) Open Text
8 1 (0.78%) ION Trading
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