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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 602 564 582
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +18
Contract jobs citing JCL 50 109 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.49% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 31
Median daily rate £395 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £232 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.50 -

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
21782 22087 21365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.87% 38.16% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15000 15015 13819
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 531 416
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £17.19 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%

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 30 September 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 30 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 30 September 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 -47 41 £398 -6.47% 3
London +16 16 £480 +20.00%
Scotland +7 10 £270 +3.84%
Edinburgh +13 7 - -
Buckinghamshire +15 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire +7 4 £385 -
South East +4 4 - - 1
East of England +3 4 £385 +83.33%
South West +14 3 £338 -
Milton Keynes +9 3 - -
North West -3 3 £285 -32.94% 2
East Midlands -8 3 £338 -
Glasgow +7 2 £270 +3.84%
Manchester -22 2 £260 -45.26%
Bournemouth - 2 £338 -
Knebworth - 2 £395 -
Bromley - 2 £475 -
Northampton - 2 £369 -
Dorset - 2 £338 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £369 -
Lancashire +22 1 £310 -20.00%
City of London +16 1 £485 +21.25%
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £325 -
Birmingham -8 1 - -
Nottingham -13 1 £325 -
North East -20 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -25 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 1 - -
West Midlands -39 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 84 (74.34%) Mainframe
2 67 (59.29%) IBM
3 41 (36.28%) zOS
4 39 (34.51%) ISPF
5 38 (33.63%) Finance
5 38 (33.63%) FTP
6 37 (32.74%) Unix
6 37 (32.74%) Time Sharing Option
7 35 (30.97%) COBOL
8 30 (26.55%) REXX
9 29 (25.66%) CICS
9 29 (25.66%) DB2
10 27 (23.89%) Windows
11 25 (22.12%) MVS
11 25 (22.12%) Service Delivery
11 25 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (22.12%) IBM Mainframe
12 22 (19.47%) Banking
13 18 (15.93%) Tandem
13 18 (15.93%) iSeries
14 17 (15.04%) Firewall
15 16 (14.16%) Change Management
15 16 (14.16%) CA
16 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
17 14 (12.39%) SQL
17 14 (12.39%) Data Centre
18 11 (9.73%) Oracle
18 11 (9.73%) HP
18 11 (9.73%) Tivoli
18 11 (9.73%) Control-M

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 29 (25.66%) CICS
2 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.54%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Office
2 7 (6.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
1 2 (1.77%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (33.63%) FTP
2 17 (15.04%) Firewall
3 15 (13.27%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.19%) Internet
5 3 (2.65%) MPLS
6 2 (1.77%) WebEx
7 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.66%) DB2
2 5 (4.42%) IMS/DB
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.65%) DataStage
5 2 (1.77%) BODI
5 2 (1.77%) Easytrieve
5 2 (1.77%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.88%) Adabas
6 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.88%) IDMS
6 1 (0.88%) MS Access
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.88%) Firebug
3 1 (0.88%) JMeter
3 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.88%) The Grinder
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 38 (33.63%) Finance
2 22 (19.47%) Banking
3 9 (7.96%) Law
4 5 (4.42%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (3.54%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (36.28%) Analyst
2 32 (28.32%) Developer
3 15 (13.27%) Operations Analyst
4 12 (10.62%) Technical Developer
5 11 (9.73%) Mainframe Analyst
5 11 (9.73%) Mainframe Developer
6 8 (7.08%) COBOL Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Programmer
7 7 (6.19%) Tivoli Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Mainframe Support
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Unix Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Computer Operator
9 5 (4.42%) Mainframe Operator
9 5 (4.42%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (3.54%) Systems Programmer
10 4 (3.54%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.51%) ISPF
2 5 (4.42%) HTML
3 4 (3.54%) Middleware
4 2 (1.77%) COM
5 1 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (74.34%) Mainframe
2 25 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (22.12%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (15.93%) iSeries
3 18 (15.93%) Tandem
4 14 (12.39%) Data Centre
5 9 (7.96%) AS400
6 6 (5.31%) VSAM
7 5 (4.42%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.65%) HACMP
8 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.88%) iPad
10 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.28%) zOS
2 37 (32.74%) Unix
3 27 (23.89%) Windows
4 25 (22.12%) MVS
5 7 (6.19%) Linux
6 5 (4.42%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.12%) Service Delivery
2 16 (14.16%) Change Management
3 11 (9.73%) Service Management
4 10 (8.85%) Migration
5 7 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.19%) ITIL
5 7 (6.19%) Validation
6 5 (4.42%) Project Management
6 5 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.54%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.54%) CRM
7 4 (3.54%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.54%) System Testing
8 3 (2.65%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.65%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.65%) SDLC
8 3 (2.65%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.97%) COBOL
2 30 (26.55%) REXX
3 14 (12.39%) SQL
4 8 (7.08%) Java
5 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.42%) C
6 5 (4.42%) C++
6 5 (4.42%) VB
6 5 (4.42%) VC++
7 3 (2.65%) Assembly Language
7 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.77%) C#
9 1 (0.88%) CLIST
9 1 (0.88%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
3 5 (4.42%) OCA
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) SEPA
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) COREP
2 1 (0.88%) FINREP
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 37 (32.74%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (8.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (2.65%) RACF
4 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.77%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) Control-M
1 11 (9.73%) Tivoli
2 8 (7.08%) CA Endevor
3 3 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.77%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.88%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 67 (59.29%) IBM
2 16 (14.16%) CA
3 11 (9.73%) HP
3 11 (9.73%) Oracle
4 8 (7.08%) ServiceNow
5 7 (6.19%) BMC
5 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.31%) SAP
7 5 (4.42%) Perforce
8 3 (2.65%) Axway
8 3 (2.65%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.77%) Infor
9 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.88%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.88%) Informatica
10 1 (0.88%) Remedy
10 1 (0.88%) Splunk
10 1 (0.88%) Teradata
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