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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 537 494 518
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +24
Contract jobs citing JCL 59 88 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £170 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £16.40 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.44%

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
20914 20552 21661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.90% 38.97% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13428 12998 12848
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 563 745
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 £14.75 £15.13 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -49 48 £325 +20.37% 21
London -5 15 £330 -11.40% 11
South West -10 13 £393 +42.72% 1
East of England -15 7 £281 - 2
North West -6 6 £285 +26.10% 2
Scotland -16 6 £275 +4.76% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £325 - 2
Lancashire - 5 £285 - 2
City of London +14 4 £359 -20.27% 1
Glasgow - 4 £280 -
Buckinghamshire -20 3 £285 -4.20%
South East -26 3 £285 -20.39%
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £130 -11.53% 3
Edinburgh -7 2 £275 +4.76% 1
Milton Keynes -14 2 £285 -4.20%
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
Skelmersdale - 2 - - 2
East Midlands +7 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
Essex -10 1 £238 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Southampton - - - -
Warwick - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Chester - - - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 90 (80.36%) Mainframe
2 60 (53.57%) COBOL
3 51 (45.54%) DB2
4 44 (39.29%) CICS
5 28 (25.00%) IBM
6 25 (22.32%) REXX
6 25 (22.32%) Finance
7 23 (20.54%) UNIX
8 22 (19.64%) SQL
8 22 (19.64%) zOS
8 22 (19.64%) ISPF
9 20 (17.86%) IBM Mainframe
9 20 (17.86%) Banking
10 19 (16.96%) MVS
11 18 (16.07%) VSAM
12 14 (12.50%) RACF
13 11 (9.82%) Retail
13 11 (9.82%) Oracle
13 11 (9.82%) MQSeries
14 10 (8.93%) HP
14 10 (8.93%) Systems Analysis
15 9 (8.04%) WebSphere
15 9 (8.04%) CA Endevor
15 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.04%) Windows
15 9 (8.04%) Java
16 8 (7.14%) CA
17 7 (6.25%) Exstream
17 7 (6.25%) Exstream Dialogue
17 7 (6.25%) Change Management

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 44 (39.29%) CICS
2 11 (9.82%) MQSeries
3 9 (8.04%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.25%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (2.68%) StreamWeaver
6 2 (1.79%) Papyrus
6 2 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.89%) Gentran
7 1 (0.89%) SAS
7 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Office
1 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Exstream
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) FTP
2 3 (2.68%) SMS
2 3 (2.68%) SNA
3 2 (1.79%) SSL
3 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.89%) DMZ
4 1 (0.89%) CTI
4 1 (0.89%) Telnet
4 1 (0.89%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (45.54%) DB2
2 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.79%) Adabas
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.79%) DataStage
3 2 (1.79%) Pentaho
3 2 (1.79%) BODI
3 2 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.89%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.89%) IMS/DB
4 1 (0.89%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.89%) IDMS
4 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) XPEDITER
2 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.89%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (22.32%) Finance
2 20 (17.86%) Banking
3 11 (9.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Automotive
4 2 (1.79%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.79%) French Language
5 1 (0.89%) Billing
5 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.89%) German Language
5 1 (0.89%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (35.71%) Analyst
2 29 (25.89%) Developer
3 11 (9.82%) Administrator
4 8 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Consultant
4 8 (7.14%) DBA
4 8 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Mainframe Consultant
5 7 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (5.36%) DB2 DBA
7 5 (4.46%) Programmer
8 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
8 4 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Teradata Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Environment Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Software Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.64%) ISPF
2 5 (4.46%) XML
2 5 (4.46%) .NET
2 5 (4.46%) J2EE
2 5 (4.46%) Middleware
3 2 (1.79%) Web Services
3 2 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.89%) Spring
4 1 (0.89%) ATL
4 1 (0.89%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 90 (80.36%) Mainframe
2 20 (17.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (16.07%) VSAM
4 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) Clustering
6 2 (1.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.89%) LPAR
7 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.89%) HACMP
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.89%) Tandem
7 1 (0.89%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.54%) UNIX
2 22 (19.64%) zOS
3 19 (16.96%) MVS
4 9 (8.04%) Windows
5 3 (2.68%) Linux
6 2 (1.79%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) OS/390
7 1 (0.89%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.93%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (6.25%) Change Management
2 7 (6.25%) Migration
2 7 (6.25%) ETL
2 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 6 (5.36%) Business Analysis
4 5 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (4.46%) Release Management
4 5 (4.46%) UML
4 5 (4.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.57%) Project Management
5 4 (3.57%) Data Analysis
6 3 (2.68%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.68%) Predictive Modelling
6 3 (2.68%) Data Modelling
7 2 (1.79%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.79%) Regression Testing
7 2 (1.79%) Data Architecture
7 2 (1.79%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (53.57%) COBOL
2 25 (22.32%) REXX
3 22 (19.64%) SQL
4 9 (8.04%) Java
5 5 (4.46%) SELCOPY
6 3 (2.68%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.79%) NATURAL
7 2 (1.79%) C
7 2 (1.79%) PL/1
8 1 (0.89%) C++
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.89%) VBA
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) Basel III
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) RACF
2 5 (4.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) CA Endevor
2 7 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 6 (5.36%) OMEGAMON
4 5 (4.46%) Control-M
5 2 (1.79%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (25.00%) IBM
2 11 (9.82%) Oracle
3 10 (8.93%) HP
4 8 (7.14%) CA
5 6 (5.36%) RedPrairie
6 5 (4.46%) BMC
6 5 (4.46%) Teradata
7 4 (3.57%) JDA
7 4 (3.57%) Syncsort
8 3 (2.68%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.79%) SAP
9 2 (1.79%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.89%) Aquila
10 1 (0.89%) Cisco
10 1 (0.89%) Avaya
10 1 (0.89%) Sybase
10 1 (0.89%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.89%) Remedy
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