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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 563 554 514
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -40
Contract jobs citing JCL 56 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 13
Average daily rate £350 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -

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
19676 19149 17940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 37.80% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13377 12746 11251
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 427 478
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £18.65 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 55 £350 +15.70% 15
South East +13 19 £520 +38.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 18 £520 +62.50%
Milton Keynes +18 15 £525 +64.06%
North East -15 10 £323 +17.27%
Tyne and Wear -22 10 £323 +17.27%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 10 £323 +17.27%
East of England +3 9 - -
Norfolk - 7 - -
Norwich - 7 - -
Gloucestershire +9 4 - -
South West +3 4 - - 2
North West -23 4 £313 +9.64%
East Midlands -7 3 £248 -17.15% 4
Knutsford -2 2 £313 -
Leicester -4 2 £248 -5.71% 1
Cheshire -4 2 £313 -
Leicestershire -7 2 £248 -5.71% 3
West Midlands -13 2 - -
Manchester -15 2 - -
London -16 2 £425 +42.85% 4
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Midlands -2 1 £275 -
Bracknell -4 1 - -
Nottingham -11 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -11 1 - -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 150 (81.97%) Mainframe
2 116 (63.39%) CICS
3 109 (59.56%) DB2
4 99 (54.10%) zOS
5 82 (44.81%) CA
6 72 (39.34%) COBOL
7 65 (35.52%) IBM
8 64 (34.97%) RACF
9 57 (31.15%) REXX
9 57 (31.15%) CA Endevor
10 56 (30.60%) ISPF
10 56 (30.60%) QA
11 41 (22.40%) Time Sharing Option
12 36 (19.67%) Finance
12 36 (19.67%) Windows
13 33 (18.03%) Unix
14 28 (15.30%) Tivoli
14 28 (15.30%) Banking
15 27 (14.75%) FTP
16 24 (13.11%) VSAM
16 24 (13.11%) IBM Mainframe
17 23 (12.57%) Assembly Language
17 23 (12.57%) AS400
18 22 (12.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 22 (12.02%) C++
18 22 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (11.48%) Shell Script
20 19 (10.38%) Easytrieve
20 19 (10.38%) CLIST
21 18 (9.84%) MVS

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 116 (63.39%) CICS
2 14 (7.65%) MQSeries
3 10 (5.46%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.83%) IIS
5 6 (3.28%) Apache
5 6 (3.28%) StreamWeaver
6 3 (1.64%) SAS
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.37%) assyst
2 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.75%) FTP
2 16 (8.74%) SSL
3 6 (3.28%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.09%) Internet
4 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.55%) SNA
5 1 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (59.56%) DB2
2 19 (10.38%) Easytrieve
3 10 (5.46%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.83%) PowerCenter
5 6 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.28%) MS Access
5 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.64%) Adabas
7 3 (1.64%) BODI
8 2 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (1.09%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (7.10%) ChangeMan
2 10 (5.46%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.28%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.64%) CA Gen
4 3 (1.64%) StarTeam
General
1 36 (19.67%) Finance
2 28 (15.30%) Banking
3 11 (6.01%) Retail
4 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.64%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 96 (52.46%) Analyst
2 55 (30.05%) CICS Analyst
3 42 (22.95%) Developer
4 28 (15.30%) Operations Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Mainframe Developer
6 16 (8.74%) Architect
7 14 (7.65%) COBOL Developer
7 14 (7.65%) Mainframe Analyst
8 10 (5.46%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Applications Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Consultant
9 8 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.83%) DB2 Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Tivoli Analyst
11 6 (3.28%) Mainframe Consultant
11 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Developer
12 4 (2.19%) Mainframe Operator
12 4 (2.19%) Mainframe Specialist
12 4 (2.19%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (30.60%) ISPF
2 12 (6.56%) .NET
3 10 (5.46%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.19%) Middleware
5 2 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.55%) APPC
6 1 (0.55%) EntireX
6 1 (0.55%) HTML
6 1 (0.55%) J2EE
6 1 (0.55%) jQuery
6 1 (0.55%) Web Services
6 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 150 (81.97%) Mainframe
2 24 (13.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 24 (13.11%) VSAM
3 23 (12.57%) AS400
4 22 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.10%) HACMP
5 13 (7.10%) iSeries
6 2 (1.09%) Clustering
6 2 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.09%) Tandem
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 99 (54.10%) zOS
2 36 (19.67%) Windows
3 33 (18.03%) Unix
4 18 (9.84%) MVS
5 14 (7.65%) Windows Server
6 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.92%) Linux
8 2 (1.09%) AIX
8 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.29%) Change Management
2 15 (8.20%) ITIL
3 12 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (6.01%) Problem Management
5 9 (4.92%) High Availability
5 9 (4.92%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.92%) Migration
6 8 (4.37%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (4.37%) Workflow
7 7 (3.83%) Business Analysis
7 7 (3.83%) ITIL V3
8 6 (3.28%) Data Modelling
9 5 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.19%) System Testing
10 4 (2.19%) Test Scripting
11 3 (1.64%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (1.09%) Asset Management
12 2 (1.09%) Release Management
12 2 (1.09%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.34%) COBOL
2 57 (31.15%) REXX
3 23 (12.57%) Assembly Language
4 22 (12.02%) C++
5 21 (11.48%) Shell Script
6 19 (10.38%) CLIST
7 17 (9.29%) Java
8 13 (7.10%) JavaScript
9 11 (6.01%) Perl
10 10 (5.46%) C#
10 10 (5.46%) SQL
10 10 (5.46%) VBA
11 3 (1.64%) NATURAL
12 1 (0.55%) C
12 1 (0.55%) PL/1
12 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (30.60%) QA
2 3 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (34.97%) RACF
2 41 (22.40%) Time Sharing Option
3 22 (12.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 13 (7.10%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 10 (5.46%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.09%) GPFS
6 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.55%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 57 (31.15%) CA Endevor
2 28 (15.30%) Tivoli
3 10 (5.46%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (4.37%) OMEGAMON
5 6 (3.28%) Control-M
6 2 (1.09%) OpenView
6 2 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.55%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.55%) zSecure
Vendors
1 82 (44.81%) CA
2 65 (35.52%) IBM
3 11 (6.01%) Oracle
4 10 (5.46%) Micro Focus
5 9 (4.92%) HP
6 7 (3.83%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.19%) Intel
7 4 (2.19%) VMware
8 3 (1.64%) Informatica
9 2 (1.09%) Lotus
9 2 (1.09%) NetApp
10 1 (0.55%) Remedy
10 1 (0.55%) Sybase
10 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.55%) TOWER Software
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