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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 503 552 518
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -34
Contract jobs citing JCL 97 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.087% 0.100%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.45% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 15 16
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£351 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £269 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £344
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -

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
21370 20232 18670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.57% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14302 13111 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 434 602
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £17.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +31 81 £350 +7.69% 7
London -3 23 £375 - 3
North West 0 20 £350 - 2
South East -20 16 £325 -10.95%
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £325 +6.55%
Milton Keynes +3 12 £325 +6.55%
Merseyside -7 11 £350 -
Yorkshire - 9 £375 -
Manchester - 9 £454 - 2
East Midlands 0 8 £394 -
Scotland +4 7 £318 -2.68%
Liverpool -3 7 £350 -
City of London 0 5 £375 -11.76%
Edinburgh -1 5 £375 -
Nottingham -2 5 £450 -
Nottinghamshire -4 5 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 - -
Bootle - 4 - -
Leicestershire - 3 £299 -
Glasgow -5 2 £260 -20.30%
North East -16 2 £262 -1.13%
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
Leeds - 2 £378 -
Leicester - 2 £260 -
Bradford - 2 - -
East of England -4 1 - -
Durham -13 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 1 £262 -1.13%

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 116 (78.38%) Mainframe
2 94 (63.51%) DB2
3 89 (60.14%) COBOL
4 65 (43.92%) CICS
5 55 (37.16%) IBM
6 50 (33.78%) Finance
7 48 (32.43%) REXX
8 40 (27.03%) SQL
9 38 (25.68%) zOS
10 34 (22.97%) ISPF
11 29 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (16.89%) IBM Mainframe
12 25 (16.89%) Control-M
13 22 (14.86%) MVS
14 19 (12.84%) Assembly Language
14 19 (12.84%) FTP
14 19 (12.84%) SDLC
15 17 (11.49%) Banking
16 15 (10.14%) HTML
16 15 (10.14%) UNIX
17 14 (9.46%) Change Management
17 14 (9.46%) VSAM
17 14 (9.46%) IMS/DB
17 14 (9.46%) General Ledger
18 13 (8.78%) QA
18 13 (8.78%) SELCOPY
19 12 (8.11%) VBA
20 11 (7.43%) Oracle
21 10 (6.76%) CA Endevor
21 10 (6.76%) OMEGAMON

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 65 (43.92%) CICS
2 9 (6.08%) MQSeries
3 7 (4.73%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.05%) SAS
5 4 (2.70%) Apache
5 4 (2.70%) Confluence
6 2 (1.35%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.03%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.84%) FTP
2 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.35%) SNA
3 2 (1.35%) Internet
3 2 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) SSH
4 1 (0.68%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) Telnet
4 1 (0.68%) X.25
4 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.68%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (63.51%) DB2
2 14 (9.46%) IMS/DB
3 9 (6.08%) OLTP
4 7 (4.73%) Adabas
5 4 (2.70%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.70%) DataStage
6 2 (1.35%) BODI
6 2 (1.35%) OLAP
6 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.68%) Easytrieve
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (6.08%) CA Gen
2 6 (4.05%) ChangeMan
3 5 (3.38%) JIRA
4 3 (2.03%) JUnit
5 2 (1.35%) XPEDITER
6 1 (0.68%) Ant
6 1 (0.68%) Toad
6 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 50 (33.78%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Banking
3 14 (9.46%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.03%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (37.16%) Analyst
2 32 (21.62%) Developer
3 21 (14.19%) DBA
4 17 (11.49%) Programmer
5 16 (10.81%) Mainframe Developer
6 12 (8.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 12 (8.11%) DB2 DBA
7 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.76%) Consultant
9 9 (6.08%) Operations Analyst
9 9 (6.08%) Administrator
10 8 (5.41%) COBOL Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (4.05%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) COBOL Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Mainframe Consultant
12 5 (3.38%) Mainframe Programmer
13 4 (2.70%) Mainframe DBA
13 4 (2.70%) DB2 Developer
13 4 (2.70%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.97%) ISPF
2 15 (10.14%) HTML
3 6 (4.05%) XML
4 4 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.70%) Spring
5 3 (2.03%) Java EE
5 3 (2.03%) Web Services
5 3 (2.03%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.35%) Grails
6 2 (1.35%) Middleware
6 2 (1.35%) .NET
6 2 (1.35%) WSDL
6 2 (1.35%) XML Schema
6 2 (1.35%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 116 (78.38%) Mainframe
2 29 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (16.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (9.46%) VSAM
5 8 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.70%) AS400
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) W3C
7 2 (1.35%) HACMP
7 2 (1.35%) iSeries
8 1 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.68%) zOS
2 22 (14.86%) MVS
3 15 (10.14%) UNIX
4 9 (6.08%) Windows
5 4 (2.70%) Linux
6 3 (2.03%) OS/390
7 2 (1.35%) OS/2
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.68%) AIX
8 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.84%) SDLC
2 14 (9.46%) Change Management
3 8 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (3.38%) ETL
4 5 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 4 (2.70%) Project Management
5 4 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (2.03%) ITIL
6 3 (2.03%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (2.03%) Business Analysis
6 3 (2.03%) Performance Testing
6 3 (2.03%) Time Management
7 2 (1.35%) Kanban
7 2 (1.35%) Release Management
7 2 (1.35%) TDD
7 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 89 (60.14%) COBOL
2 48 (32.43%) REXX
3 40 (27.03%) SQL
4 19 (12.84%) Assembly Language
5 13 (8.78%) SELCOPY
6 12 (8.11%) VBA
7 9 (6.08%) C
8 6 (4.05%) Java
8 6 (4.05%) NATURAL
9 5 (3.38%) VB
10 4 (2.70%) Python
10 4 (2.70%) Perl
10 4 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.03%) PL/1
11 3 (2.03%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.68%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 9 (6.08%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) BS7799
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.08%) RACF
2 4 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (16.89%) Control-M
2 10 (6.76%) CA Endevor
2 10 (6.76%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (3.38%) MAINVIEW
4 4 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (37.16%) IBM
2 11 (7.43%) Oracle
3 9 (6.08%) CA
4 6 (4.05%) BMC
5 5 (3.38%) Remedy
6 3 (2.03%) Syncsort
7 2 (1.35%) WorldPay
7 2 (1.35%) Aquila
7 2 (1.35%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) Google
8 1 (0.68%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.68%) JDA
8 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.68%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) EMC
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