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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 551 540 519
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs citing JCL 43 60 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.11% 0.082%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 12
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£325 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £27.50

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
20749 20518 17913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.24% 37.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13460 13302 11029
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 478 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -6 42 £325 -7.14% 10
North West -10 11 £350 +6.06% 1
East of England +28 9 £325 -
Essex +14 7 £318 -
London -6 6 £325 -13.33% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £319 -
Milton Keynes -4 5 £319 -
South East -15 5 £319 -7.60% 1
East Midlands +8 4 - - 5
Nottinghamshire -1 4 - - 2
Nottingham -4 4 - - 2
Sheffield - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Brentwood - 3 £344 -
City of London +14 2 - -
Lancashire +7 2 £285 -8.06%
Liverpool -10 2 £325 -7.14%
Merseyside -15 2 £325 -7.14%
Bedfordshire - 2 £445 -
Wiltshire +11 1 - -
South West +3 1 - -
North East -7 1 - -
Scotland -7 1 £260 -30.66%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £260 -
Sunderland - 1 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 78 (87.64%) Mainframe
2 63 (70.79%) DB2
3 59 (66.29%) COBOL
4 37 (41.57%) CICS
5 35 (39.33%) IBM
5 35 (39.33%) SQL
6 27 (30.34%) IBM Mainframe
7 26 (29.21%) Finance
8 24 (26.97%) REXX
9 18 (20.22%) ISPF
10 17 (19.10%) Assembly Language
11 16 (17.98%) zOS
12 15 (16.85%) UNIX
12 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (15.73%) SELCOPY
13 14 (15.73%) CA Endevor
13 14 (15.73%) Oracle
14 13 (14.61%) PL/1
15 12 (13.48%) VSAM
15 12 (13.48%) Banking
16 11 (12.36%) QA
17 10 (11.24%) Syncsort
17 10 (11.24%) IMS/DB
17 10 (11.24%) XML
18 9 (10.11%) MQSeries
18 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
18 9 (10.11%) Aquila
18 9 (10.11%) Release Management
18 9 (10.11%) Degree
18 9 (10.11%) CA Gen

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 37 (41.57%) CICS
2 9 (10.11%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.49%) SAS
4 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.37%) StreamWeaver
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.37%) Internet
3 2 (2.25%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Network Security
4 1 (1.12%) SSL
4 1 (1.12%) FTP
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) RIP
4 1 (1.12%) SNA
4 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (70.79%) DB2
2 10 (11.24%) IMS/DB
3 7 (7.87%) Adabas
4 6 (6.74%) DataStage
5 5 (5.62%) Pentaho
6 2 (2.25%) OLTP
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.12%) Easytrieve
7 1 (1.12%) BODI
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) CA Gen
2 2 (2.25%) XPEDITER
2 2 (2.25%) ChangeMan
2 2 (2.25%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.12%) Ant
3 1 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 26 (29.21%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (41.57%) Developer
2 28 (31.46%) Analyst
3 23 (25.84%) Mainframe Developer
4 14 (15.73%) Programmer
5 9 (10.11%) DBA
6 8 (8.99%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Analyst Programmer
7 6 (6.74%) Mainframe Programmer
8 5 (5.62%) COBOL Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Administrator
9 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Mainframe DBA
9 4 (4.49%) DB2 Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
10 3 (3.37%) COBOL Programmer
10 3 (3.37%) DB2 DBA
10 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.25%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) ISPF
2 10 (11.24%) XML
3 2 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) HTML
4 1 (1.12%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 78 (87.64%) Mainframe
2 27 (30.34%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (13.48%) VSAM
5 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) HACMP
6 1 (1.12%) Statistics
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) zOS
2 15 (16.85%) UNIX
3 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
3 1 (1.12%) AIX
3 1 (1.12%) Solaris
3 1 (1.12%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.11%) Release Management
2 4 (4.49%) Change Management
2 4 (4.49%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
3 3 (3.37%) Integration Testing
3 3 (3.37%) Migration
3 3 (3.37%) Asset Management
4 2 (2.25%) Data Analysis
4 2 (2.25%) Scrum
4 2 (2.25%) E-Commerce
4 2 (2.25%) Business Analysis
4 2 (2.25%) Performance Testing
4 2 (2.25%) System Testing
5 1 (1.12%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.12%) Waterfall
5 1 (1.12%) Agile Testing
5 1 (1.12%) Data Transformation
5 1 (1.12%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 59 (66.29%) COBOL
2 35 (39.33%) SQL
3 24 (26.97%) REXX
4 17 (19.10%) Assembly Language
5 14 (15.73%) SELCOPY
6 13 (14.61%) PL/1
7 7 (7.87%) NATURAL
8 4 (4.49%) C
8 4 (4.49%) Java
9 2 (2.25%) VB
10 1 (1.12%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.12%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.12%) C++
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.12%) Python
10 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (1.12%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (15.73%) CA Endevor
2 4 (4.49%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (3.37%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.25%) Control-M
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 35 (39.33%) IBM
2 14 (15.73%) Oracle
3 10 (11.24%) Syncsort
4 9 (10.11%) Aquila
5 5 (5.62%) Remedy
6 2 (2.25%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.25%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.12%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.12%) JDA
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.12%) EMC
7 1 (1.12%) Intel
7 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.12%) Google