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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
Rank 569 552 568
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs citing JCL 26 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.13% 0.088%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 21
Median daily rate £414 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.30% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £522 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -31.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-38.88% -31.64%

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
18145 19265 18965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.53% 38.61% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12413 13009 12745
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 510 408
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -25 23 £414 +27.30% 1
London +14 8 £490 - 1
East Midlands +10 6 £383 +54.54%
Northamptonshire - 6 £383 -
Northampton - 5 £365 -
South East +1 4 £350 -20.00%
City of London - 3 £450 -
Scotland +27 2 - -
Hampshire +15 2 - -
North West +12 2 £276 -11.60%
Cheshire +23 1 £325 +4.00%
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Yorkshire +15 1 £430 -
Manchester +11 1 £228 -
Knutsford +11 1 £325 +4.00%
Portsmouth -3 1 - -
Milton Keynes -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £350 -
Halifax - 1 £430 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £430 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 52 (63.41%) Mainframe
2 37 (45.12%) COBOL
3 36 (43.90%) IBM
4 34 (41.46%) DB2
5 32 (39.02%) Finance
6 25 (30.49%) CICS
7 24 (29.27%) Unix
8 22 (26.83%) MVS
9 21 (25.61%) zOS
9 21 (25.61%) Banking
10 17 (20.73%) ISPF
10 17 (20.73%) FTP
11 16 (19.51%) Time Sharing Option
12 15 (18.29%) Tandem
13 14 (17.07%) Windows
13 14 (17.07%) Java
14 13 (15.85%) Internet
14 13 (15.85%) Service Delivery
15 12 (14.63%) HTML
15 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (14.63%) iSeries
16 11 (13.41%) Client/Server
17 10 (12.20%) VC++
17 10 (12.20%) C
17 10 (12.20%) C++
17 10 (12.20%) SQL
17 10 (12.20%) VB
18 8 (9.76%) Oracle
18 8 (9.76%) CA
18 8 (9.76%) Migration

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 25 (30.49%) CICS
2 2 (2.44%) Confluence
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.22%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.22%) Commerce Server 2007
3 1 (1.22%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Office
2 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) FTP
2 13 (15.85%) Internet
3 5 (6.10%) Firewall
3 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.66%) MPLS
5 2 (2.44%) APPN
5 2 (2.44%) SNA
5 2 (2.44%) SSL
5 2 (2.44%) WebEx
6 1 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (41.46%) DB2
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) Adabas
3 2 (2.44%) BODI
3 2 (2.44%) Easytrieve
3 2 (2.44%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) DataStage
4 1 (1.22%) MS Access
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.22%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.22%) Firebug
2 1 (1.22%) JMeter
2 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.22%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 32 (39.02%) Finance
2 21 (25.61%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Law
4 3 (3.66%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.22%) French Language
6 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Analyst
2 22 (26.83%) Developer
3 8 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Technical Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Mainframe Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Programmer
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Mainframe Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) COBOL Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Mainframe Programmer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) ISPF
2 12 (14.63%) HTML
3 7 (8.54%) Middleware
4 2 (2.44%) .NET
4 2 (2.44%) J2EE
4 2 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (1.22%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) CSS
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) SOAP
5 1 (1.22%) WCF
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (63.41%) Mainframe
2 15 (18.29%) Tandem
3 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (14.63%) iSeries
4 11 (13.41%) Client/Server
5 8 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
7 6 (7.32%) VSAM
8 2 (2.44%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.22%) AS400
9 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.22%) Data Extraction
9 1 (1.22%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.22%) iPad
9 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Unix
2 22 (26.83%) MVS
3 21 (25.61%) zOS
4 14 (17.07%) Windows
5 6 (7.32%) OS/390
6 4 (4.88%) Linux
7 1 (1.22%) AIX
7 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Service Delivery
2 8 (9.76%) Migration
3 7 (8.54%) B2B
3 7 (8.54%) Service Management
3 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (8.54%) Validation
4 6 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.10%) Regression Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Test Scripting
6 4 (4.88%) Automated Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Functional Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Manual Testing
7 3 (3.66%) Contingency Planning
7 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.66%) Security Operations
7 3 (3.66%) Smoke Testing
7 3 (3.66%) System Testing
8 2 (2.44%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.12%) COBOL
2 14 (17.07%) Java
3 10 (12.20%) C
3 10 (12.20%) C++
3 10 (12.20%) SQL
3 10 (12.20%) VB
3 10 (12.20%) VC++
4 7 (8.54%) Assembly Language
5 6 (7.32%) REXX
6 3 (3.66%) C#
6 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.44%) NATURAL
7 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.22%) Fortran
8 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.22%) Korn
8 1 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) ISEB
2 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.44%) OCA
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
1 1 (1.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (19.51%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (6.10%) RACF
3 2 (2.44%) ACF2
3 2 (2.44%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) CA Endevor
2 5 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.44%) Control-M
3 2 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.44%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.22%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 36 (43.90%) IBM
2 8 (9.76%) CA
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle
3 7 (8.54%) Axway
3 7 (8.54%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (3.66%) HP
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.44%) Perforce
6 1 (1.22%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.22%) BMC
6 1 (1.22%) Ektron
6 1 (1.22%) Informatica
6 1 (1.22%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.22%) Remedy
6 1 (1.22%) Teradata
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