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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 593 590 562
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Contract jobs citing JCL 65 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.073% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 18
Average daily rate £275 £325 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £446 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-56.66% -

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
21327 20829 20320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.30% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14646 13547 13247
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 438 477
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -14 55 £250 -23.07% 3
London +7 18 £240 -26.15%
Buckinghamshire +24 14 £325 +4.00%
South East -9 14 £325 +4.00% 2
North East -21 12 £283 -
Tyne and Wear -25 11 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £275 -
Milton Keynes +11 10 £350 +12.00%
North West -11 6 £315 -10.00% 1
Scotland -12 6 £290 +11.53% 2
Edinburgh - 6 £290 -
Lancashire +5 4 £326 +14.47% 1
Lytham St Annes - 4 £326 -
South West +11 3 - -
Wiltshire +1 3 - -
South Wales - 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
Cardiff - 3 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
City of London +41 1 - -
East Midlands +3 1 £363 -
Merseyside 0 1 £315 -10.00%
Yorkshire -2 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £363 -
Liverpool -4 1 £315 -10.00%
Nottingham -8 1 £363 -
Manchester -11 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £250 -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 89 (72.95%) Mainframe
2 65 (53.28%) IBM
3 64 (52.46%) COBOL
4 60 (49.18%) DB2
5 56 (45.90%) CICS
6 49 (40.16%) zOS
7 41 (33.61%) REXX
7 41 (33.61%) ISPF
8 34 (27.87%) Finance
9 33 (27.05%) IBM Mainframe
10 30 (24.59%) Time Sharing Option
11 29 (23.77%) Banking
11 29 (23.77%) CA
12 25 (20.49%) Windows
13 23 (18.85%) MVS
13 23 (18.85%) VSAM
14 20 (16.39%) FTP
15 19 (15.57%) Assembly Language
15 19 (15.57%) ITIL
15 19 (15.57%) Unix
16 18 (14.75%) C++
16 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (13.93%) Security Cleared
18 16 (13.11%) Control-M
19 15 (12.30%) Easytrieve
19 15 (12.30%) Java
19 15 (12.30%) CLIST
19 15 (12.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
20 14 (11.48%) Problem Management
20 14 (11.48%) Service Delivery

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 56 (45.90%) CICS
2 13 (10.66%) MQSeries
3 8 (6.56%) Apache
3 8 (6.56%) IIS
3 8 (6.56%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.64%) FileNet
4 2 (1.64%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) assyst
2 1 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.39%) FTP
2 9 (7.38%) Firewall
2 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.92%) SSL
3 6 (4.92%) WinSCP
4 2 (1.64%) DNS
4 2 (1.64%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.82%) Internet
5 1 (0.82%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (49.18%) DB2
2 15 (12.30%) Easytrieve
3 6 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (4.92%) MS Access
3 6 (4.92%) PowerCenter
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.64%) Adabas
6 2 (1.64%) OLTP
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.82%) DataStage
7 1 (0.82%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.82%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Eclipse
1 6 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.10%) CA Gen
3 2 (1.64%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.82%) StarTeam
General
1 34 (27.87%) Finance
2 29 (23.77%) Banking
3 6 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Automotive
5 1 (0.82%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.82%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (36.07%) Developer
2 33 (27.05%) Analyst
3 17 (13.93%) COBOL Developer
3 17 (13.93%) Mainframe Developer
4 13 (10.66%) Architect
4 13 (10.66%) Operations Analyst
5 8 (6.56%) Applications Developer
5 8 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.74%) Mainframe Analyst
6 7 (5.74%) Mainframe Support
7 6 (4.92%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (4.92%) DB2 Developer
7 6 (4.92%) Mainframe Operator
7 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.10%) CICS Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Programmer
9 4 (3.28%) Technical Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.61%) ISPF
2 8 (6.56%) .NET
3 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.64%) Flash
4 2 (1.64%) Middleware
5 1 (0.82%) APPC
5 1 (0.82%) HTML
5 1 (0.82%) jQuery
5 1 (0.82%) Web Services
5 1 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (72.95%) Mainframe
2 33 (27.05%) IBM Mainframe
3 23 (18.85%) VSAM
4 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (9.84%) AS400
6 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
7 6 (4.92%) Tandem
8 5 (4.10%) iSeries
9 3 (2.46%) Clustering
9 3 (2.46%) HACMP
10 2 (1.64%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 49 (40.16%) zOS
2 25 (20.49%) Windows
3 23 (18.85%) MVS
4 19 (15.57%) Unix
5 13 (10.66%) Linux
5 13 (10.66%) Windows Server
6 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.57%) ITIL
2 14 (11.48%) Problem Management
2 14 (11.48%) Service Delivery
3 13 (10.66%) Change Management
4 10 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.20%) High Availability
5 9 (7.38%) ITIL V3
5 9 (7.38%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.56%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (6.56%) Workflow
7 7 (5.74%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.10%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.10%) Migration
9 3 (2.46%) Data Centre Operations
9 3 (2.46%) Data Modelling
9 3 (2.46%) Project Management
9 3 (2.46%) SDLC
10 2 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.64%) Line Management
10 2 (1.64%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (52.46%) COBOL
2 41 (33.61%) REXX
3 19 (15.57%) Assembly Language
4 18 (14.75%) C++
5 15 (12.30%) CLIST
5 15 (12.30%) Java
6 10 (8.20%) Shell Script
7 9 (7.38%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.74%) SQL
9 6 (4.92%) C#
9 6 (4.92%) Perl
9 6 (4.92%) VBA
10 3 (2.46%) Korn
11 2 (1.64%) C
11 2 (1.64%) NATURAL
12 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) QA
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) COREP
2 1 (0.82%) FINREP
2 1 (0.82%) SEPA
System Software
1 30 (24.59%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (12.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 12 (9.84%) Active Directory
4 11 (9.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (4.92%) RACF
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.82%) GPFS
7 1 (0.82%) HDFS
7 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (13.11%) Control-M
2 11 (9.02%) Tivoli
3 10 (8.20%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (6.56%) CA Endevor
5 3 (2.46%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (1.64%) OpenView
6 2 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.82%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 65 (53.28%) IBM
2 29 (23.77%) CA
3 12 (9.84%) HP
4 11 (9.02%) Oracle
5 9 (7.38%) Micro Focus
5 9 (7.38%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.74%) BMC
7 5 (4.10%) VMware
8 4 (3.28%) Informatica
9 3 (2.46%) Intel
9 3 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.64%) BT
10 2 (1.64%) Citrix
10 2 (1.64%) Ektron
10 2 (1.64%) Genesys
10 2 (1.64%) Lotus
10 2 (1.64%) Remedy
10 2 (1.64%) Xerox
11 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.82%) TOWER Software
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