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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 543 542 506
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -36
Contract jobs citing JCL 53 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 20
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £440 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
20094 19733 17676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 37.28% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13381 13017 10891
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 458 620
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -23 44 £350 +3.70% 16
London -2 10 £373 +14.61% 2
North West -8 10 £350 - 3
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 1
East Midlands +5 7 £260 - 2
Scotland +1 7 £318 -12.41%
Merseyside -6 6 £350 -
Liverpool -9 6 £350 -
Nottingham 0 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -2 5 £375 -
Nottinghamshire -5 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 1
City of London +14 4 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £325 - 1
South East -19 4 £325 -5.79% 3
Sheffield - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £450 - 3
East of England +5 3 £370 +13.84%
Milton Keynes -3 3 £325 - 1
Glasgow -1 2 £260 -28.27%
Essex -2 2 £370 -
Leicestershire - 2 £260 -
Leeds - 2 £378 -
Leicester - 2 £260 -
Bradford - 2 - - 1
Brentwood - 1 £370 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 94 (89.52%) Mainframe
2 73 (69.52%) DB2
3 72 (68.57%) COBOL
4 47 (44.76%) CICS
5 46 (43.81%) IBM
6 39 (37.14%) SQL
7 36 (34.29%) REXX
8 29 (27.62%) zOS
8 29 (27.62%) IBM Mainframe
9 28 (26.67%) Finance
10 25 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (22.86%) ISPF
12 18 (17.14%) Assembly Language
13 17 (16.19%) SDLC
14 15 (14.29%) Banking
15 14 (13.33%) UNIX
16 13 (12.38%) VSAM
16 13 (12.38%) SELCOPY
17 12 (11.43%) Change Management
17 12 (11.43%) Oracle
18 11 (10.48%) CA Endevor
19 10 (9.52%) QA
19 10 (9.52%) XML
19 10 (9.52%) MQSeries
20 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
20 9 (8.57%) Degree
20 9 (8.57%) CA Gen
21 8 (7.62%) WebSphere
21 8 (7.62%) OMEGAMON
21 8 (7.62%) Computer Science

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 47 (44.76%) CICS
2 10 (9.52%) MQSeries
3 8 (7.62%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.76%) SAS
5 4 (3.81%) Confluence
5 4 (3.81%) Apache
6 2 (1.90%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.95%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.81%) FTP
3 3 (2.86%) Internet
4 2 (1.90%) SSL
4 2 (1.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.95%) SNA
5 1 (0.95%) HTTP
5 1 (0.95%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.95%) RIP
5 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.95%) Network Security
5 1 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (69.52%) DB2
2 7 (6.67%) Adabas
3 6 (5.71%) OLTP
4 5 (4.76%) DataStage
4 5 (4.76%) IMS/DB
5 4 (3.81%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.90%) BODI
7 1 (0.95%) Easytrieve
7 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) CA Gen
2 5 (4.76%) ChangeMan
2 5 (4.76%) JIRA
3 3 (2.86%) JUnit
4 2 (1.90%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.95%) Ant
5 1 (0.95%) Toad
5 1 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (26.67%) Finance
2 15 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.95%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (33.33%) Analyst
2 32 (30.48%) Developer
3 19 (18.10%) Mainframe Developer
4 14 (13.33%) Programmer
4 14 (13.33%) DBA
5 9 (8.57%) COBOL Developer
6 8 (7.62%) DB2 DBA
6 8 (7.62%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (6.67%) Administrator
8 6 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (3.81%) Mainframe DBA
10 4 (3.81%) DB2 Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) COBOL Programmer
11 3 (2.86%) COBOL Analyst
12 2 (1.90%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
12 2 (1.90%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.86%) ISPF
2 10 (9.52%) XML
3 4 (3.81%) Spring
3 4 (3.81%) HTML
3 4 (3.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (2.86%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.86%) Web Services
4 3 (2.86%) Java EE
5 2 (1.90%) Grails
5 2 (1.90%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.90%) JAXB
5 2 (1.90%) WSDL
5 2 (1.90%) .NET
5 2 (1.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 94 (89.52%) Mainframe
2 29 (27.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 25 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.38%) VSAM
5 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.86%) AS400
7 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.90%) W3C
7 2 (1.90%) HACMP
8 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.95%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.95%) iSeries
8 1 (0.95%) PKI
8 1 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.62%) zOS
2 14 (13.33%) UNIX
3 3 (2.86%) Linux
3 3 (2.86%) Windows
4 2 (1.90%) OS/2
4 2 (1.90%) MVS
5 1 (0.95%) AIX
5 1 (0.95%) Solaris
5 1 (0.95%) OS/390
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) SDLC
2 12 (11.43%) Change Management
3 7 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.76%) Release Management
6 4 (3.81%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (3.81%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.81%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.86%) Project Management
7 3 (2.86%) Scrum
7 3 (2.86%) ETL
7 3 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.86%) Performance Testing
7 3 (2.86%) Time Management
8 2 (1.90%) Business Analysis
8 2 (1.90%) TDD
8 2 (1.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (1.90%) Kanban
8 2 (1.90%) Integration Testing
8 2 (1.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 72 (68.57%) COBOL
2 39 (37.14%) SQL
3 36 (34.29%) REXX
4 18 (17.14%) Assembly Language
5 13 (12.38%) SELCOPY
6 8 (7.62%) C
7 7 (6.67%) Java
7 7 (6.67%) PL/1
8 6 (5.71%) NATURAL
9 4 (3.81%) Perl
9 4 (3.81%) Python
10 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.90%) VB
12 1 (0.95%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.95%) C++
12 1 (0.95%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) BS7799
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) RACF
2 3 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) CA Endevor
2 8 (7.62%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (4.76%) Control-M
4 4 (3.81%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.95%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (43.81%) IBM
2 12 (11.43%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Syncsort
3 6 (5.71%) CA
4 5 (4.76%) Remedy
4 5 (4.76%) Aquila
5 3 (2.86%) BMC
6 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.90%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.95%) JDA
7 1 (0.95%) Sybase
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) EMC
7 1 (0.95%) Intel
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.95%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.95%) Google
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