The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 525 495 497
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing JCL 55 74 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 31
Average daily rate
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£325 £331 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £24.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -18.64%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19995 19448 20620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.14% 38.15% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12817 12034 12307
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 572 790
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.83 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.53 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 -37 43 £320 -1.53% 7
London -6 15 £350 +7.69% 2
South East -19 10 £300 -16.20% 2
South West -19 10 £393 +42.72%
Scotland -14 7 £300 -11.11%
Glasgow - 6 £300 -
East of England - 4 £238 -
Essex - 4 £238 -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 1
North West -6 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -26 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Chester - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 88 (76.52%) Mainframe
2 54 (46.96%) COBOL
3 46 (40.00%) DB2
4 39 (33.91%) CICS
5 32 (27.83%) REXX
6 30 (26.09%) IBM
7 27 (23.48%) UNIX
8 25 (21.74%) Finance
8 25 (21.74%) Banking
9 23 (20.00%) ISPF
10 21 (18.26%) zOS
11 19 (16.52%) IBM Mainframe
12 17 (14.78%) SQL
13 14 (12.17%) Windows
13 14 (12.17%) RACF
14 13 (11.30%) Retail
15 11 (9.57%) Oracle
15 11 (9.57%) MVS
16 10 (8.70%) Migration
17 9 (7.83%) CA
17 9 (7.83%) HP
17 9 (7.83%) VSAM
17 9 (7.83%) WebSphere
18 8 (6.96%) Systems Analysis
18 8 (6.96%) BMC
18 8 (6.96%) Java
18 8 (6.96%) MQSeries
19 7 (6.09%) Tivoli
19 7 (6.09%) E-Commerce
19 7 (6.09%) SLA

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 39 (33.91%) CICS
2 9 (7.83%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.96%) MQSeries
4 4 (3.48%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (2.61%) SAS
6 2 (1.74%) Papyrus
6 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.87%) CMS
7 1 (0.87%) Gentran
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Office
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Exstream
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.87%) BASE24
2 1 (0.87%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) FTP
2 5 (4.35%) SNA
3 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.61%) Telnet
4 3 (2.61%) X.25
5 2 (1.74%) Firewall
5 2 (1.74%) SMS
5 2 (1.74%) SSL
6 1 (0.87%) SAN
6 1 (0.87%) DMZ
6 1 (0.87%) CTI
6 1 (0.87%) Internet
6 1 (0.87%) MPLS
6 1 (0.87%) WAN
6 1 (0.87%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (40.00%) DB2
2 5 (4.35%) Adabas
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) DataStage
4 1 (0.87%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.87%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.87%) BODI
4 1 (0.87%) QlikView
4 1 (0.87%) IDMS
4 1 (0.87%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.87%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.87%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.87%) XPEDITER
2 1 (0.87%) Lombardi
2 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (21.74%) Finance
1 25 (21.74%) Banking
2 13 (11.30%) Retail
3 2 (1.74%) Automotive
3 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.74%) French Language
4 1 (0.87%) German Language
4 1 (0.87%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.87%) Billing
4 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 44 (38.26%) Analyst
2 22 (19.13%) Developer
3 11 (9.57%) DBA
4 10 (8.70%) Programmer
5 9 (7.83%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) Administrator
7 7 (6.09%) Analyst Programmer
7 7 (6.09%) Technical Specialist
7 7 (6.09%) Consultant
7 7 (6.09%) DB2 DBA
7 7 (6.09%) Mainframe Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Adabas DBA
8 4 (3.48%) Storage Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.00%) ISPF
2 6 (5.22%) .NET
2 6 (5.22%) XML
3 4 (3.48%) J2EE
4 3 (2.61%) Middleware
5 2 (1.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (76.52%) Mainframe
2 19 (16.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (7.83%) VSAM
4 4 (3.48%) Clustering
5 3 (2.61%) Tandem
6 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.74%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.87%) Wiki
7 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.87%) LPAR
7 1 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) GIS
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.87%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.48%) UNIX
2 21 (18.26%) zOS
3 14 (12.17%) Windows
4 11 (9.57%) MVS
5 6 (5.22%) Linux
6 3 (2.61%) OS/390
6 3 (2.61%) AIX
7 2 (1.74%) Solaris
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.87%) SUSE
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.70%) Migration
2 8 (6.96%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (6.09%) E-Commerce
4 6 (5.22%) Service Delivery
4 6 (5.22%) Business Analysis
4 6 (5.22%) Release Management
5 5 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 5 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.35%) Change Management
5 5 (4.35%) UML
6 4 (3.48%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.48%) Data Analysis
7 3 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.74%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.74%) Data Architecture
8 2 (1.74%) Database Tuning
8 2 (1.74%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.74%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.74%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (46.96%) COBOL
2 32 (27.83%) REXX
3 17 (14.78%) SQL
4 8 (6.96%) Java
5 6 (5.22%) SELCOPY
6 5 (4.35%) NATURAL
7 3 (2.61%) Assembly Language
7 3 (2.61%) C
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.87%) VBA
8 1 (0.87%) PL/1
8 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) Basel III
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) RACF
2 6 (5.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) Tivoli
2 6 (5.22%) CA Endevor
3 5 (4.35%) Control-M
4 4 (3.48%) MAINVIEW
5 2 (1.74%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) IBM
2 11 (9.57%) Oracle
3 9 (7.83%) HP
3 9 (7.83%) CA
4 8 (6.96%) BMC
5 6 (5.22%) RedPrairie
6 4 (3.48%) JDA
7 3 (2.61%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.61%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.74%) SAP
9 1 (0.87%) Siebel
9 1 (0.87%) Cisco
9 1 (0.87%) Sybase
9 1 (0.87%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.87%) Sun
9 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.87%) Remedy
9 1 (0.87%) Open Text
9 1 (0.87%) VMware
9 1 (0.87%) ION Trading
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