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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
Rank 577 585 555
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -30
Contract jobs citing JCL 31 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.083% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 31
Median daily rate £440 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -49.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £20.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £20.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -49.36%

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
18473 19878 19824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.68% 38.22% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12733 13507 13054
Median daily rate £430 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 487 421
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £18.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.85 £50.51 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 +17 25 £440 +17.33% 9
London +31 9 £480 +12.94% 2
Yorkshire +25 7 £440 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £440 -
Scotland - 4 £440 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 £403 +62.62% 3
Halifax - 3 £440 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £440 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £403 -
North West +24 2 £376 -
Cardiff +18 2 - - 2
South Wales +14 2 - - 2
Wales +11 2 - - 2
South East +4 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire +3 2 £348 -
Sheffield 0 2 £348 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
York - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 £414 -
Manchester +11 1 £228 -
Buckinghamshire -23 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £525 -
Birmingham - 1 £388 -
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
Knutsford - 1 £525 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 46 (60.53%) Mainframe
2 33 (43.42%) IBM
3 32 (42.11%) COBOL
4 31 (40.79%) DB2
5 28 (36.84%) Finance
5 28 (36.84%) Unix
6 27 (35.53%) Time Sharing Option
7 26 (34.21%) ISPF
8 23 (30.26%) Banking
9 22 (28.95%) FTP
10 20 (26.32%) Windows
11 18 (23.68%) Tandem
12 17 (22.37%) MVS
13 16 (21.05%) zOS
13 16 (21.05%) Service Delivery
13 16 (21.05%) CICS
13 16 (21.05%) iSeries
14 14 (18.42%) Java
15 12 (15.79%) HTML
15 12 (15.79%) B2B
15 12 (15.79%) Internet
15 12 (15.79%) IBM Sterling
15 12 (15.79%) Axway
16 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (14.47%) Service Management
16 11 (14.47%) Client/Server
16 11 (14.47%) C++
17 10 (13.16%) SQL
17 10 (13.16%) VB
17 10 (13.16%) C

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 16 (21.05%) CICS
2 2 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.32%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.32%) Commerce Server 2007
3 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.32%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.32%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.95%) FTP
2 12 (15.79%) Internet
3 4 (5.26%) SSL
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.95%) Firewall
5 2 (2.63%) APPN
5 2 (2.63%) DMZ
5 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.63%) MPLS
5 2 (2.63%) SNA
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.79%) DB2
2 4 (5.26%) GIS
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) Adabas
3 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.63%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) DataStage
4 1 (1.32%) IDMS
4 1 (1.32%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.32%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) QlikView
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) ChangeMan
1 1 (1.32%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.32%) Firebug
1 1 (1.32%) JMeter
1 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (1.32%) The Grinder
1 1 (1.32%) Toad
1 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (36.84%) Finance
2 23 (30.26%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Law
4 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.63%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
6 1 (1.32%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Analyst
2 22 (28.95%) Developer
3 9 (11.84%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Technical Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Mainframe Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Mainframe Specialist
8 2 (2.63%) Payments Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) SAS Business Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) z/OS Developer
8 2 (2.63%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) ISPF
2 12 (15.79%) HTML
3 10 (13.16%) Middleware
4 2 (2.63%) .NET
4 2 (2.63%) J2EE
5 1 (1.32%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) CSS
5 1 (1.32%) jQuery
5 1 (1.32%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.32%) Node.js
5 1 (1.32%) pytest
5 1 (1.32%) SOAP
5 1 (1.32%) WCF
5 1 (1.32%) Web Services
5 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (60.53%) Mainframe
2 18 (23.68%) Tandem
3 16 (21.05%) iSeries
4 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (14.47%) Client/Server
5 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
6 7 (9.21%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (7.89%) VSAM
8 2 (2.63%) Clustering
8 2 (2.63%) Credit Risk
8 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.32%) AS400
9 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Unix
2 20 (26.32%) Windows
3 17 (22.37%) MVS
4 16 (21.05%) zOS
5 4 (5.26%) OS/390
6 3 (3.95%) AIX
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Service Delivery
2 12 (15.79%) B2B
3 11 (14.47%) Service Management
4 8 (10.53%) Migration
5 6 (7.89%) Business Analysis
5 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.58%) Functional Testing
6 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.58%) Validation
7 4 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.26%) Manual Testing
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.95%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.95%) ITIL
8 3 (3.95%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.95%) Smoke Testing
8 3 (3.95%) System Testing
9 2 (2.63%) Credit Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) COBOL
2 14 (18.42%) Java
3 11 (14.47%) C++
4 10 (13.16%) C
4 10 (13.16%) SQL
4 10 (13.16%) VB
4 10 (13.16%) VC++
5 6 (7.89%) Assembly Language
5 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.95%) REXX
7 2 (2.63%) C#
7 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.63%) Korn
7 2 (2.63%) NATURAL
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
7 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.32%) Fortran
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) QA
1 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (35.53%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (5.26%) RACF
3 3 (3.95%) ACF2
3 3 (3.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) CA Endevor
3 3 (3.95%) Control-M
4 2 (2.63%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.32%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) IBM
2 12 (15.79%) Axway
2 12 (15.79%) IBM Sterling
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.95%) CA
6 2 (2.63%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.32%) BMC
7 1 (1.32%) BT
7 1 (1.32%) Cognos
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica
7 1 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.32%) Tableau
7 1 (1.32%) Teradata
7 1 (1.32%) Xerox
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