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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 510 555 521
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -34
Contract jobs citing JCL 120 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.54% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 21
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£400 £323 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £305
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.87%

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
22357 21029 20689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.30% 37.20% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 13295 13039
Average daily rate £400 £388 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 431 574
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +40 98 £419 +26.89% 12
London +1 27 £400 +21.21% 2
North West -8 27 £425 +49.12% 3
South East +2 15 £303 +6.14%
Manchester -5 15 £475 -
Yorkshire -12 14 £500 - 1
Scotland -4 12 £260 -5.45%
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £303 +6.14%
West Yorkshire -13 10 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 9 £255 -10.52%
West Midlands - 8 £425 -
Halifax +9 7 £500 - 1
Warwick - 7 £425 -
Warwickshire - 7 £425 -
Glasgow +12 6 £260 -10.34%
Edinburgh -9 6 - -
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
Gloucestershire -9 4 - -
South West -16 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Bootle - 4 - -
City of London +10 3 £400 -1.53% 2
Leeds - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £394 - 6
Lancashire -16 2 £388 +35.96% 3
North East -24 2 £262 -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 142 (79.33%) Mainframe
2 102 (56.98%) DB2
3 98 (54.75%) CICS
4 77 (43.02%) COBOL
5 61 (34.08%) zOS
6 58 (32.40%) Finance
7 54 (30.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 45 (25.14%) REXX
8 45 (25.14%) IBM
9 37 (20.67%) RACF
9 37 (20.67%) ISPF
10 33 (18.44%) CA
11 29 (16.20%) Control-M
12 27 (15.08%) UNIX
12 27 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (14.53%) VSAM
13 26 (14.53%) SQL
13 26 (14.53%) MVS
14 25 (13.97%) QA
15 23 (12.85%) CA Endevor
16 20 (11.17%) FTP
17 19 (10.61%) Banking
18 16 (8.94%) OMEGAMON
18 16 (8.94%) SDLC
18 16 (8.94%) HTML
19 14 (7.82%) Change Management
19 14 (7.82%) General Ledger
20 12 (6.70%) IMS/DB
20 12 (6.70%) VBA
20 12 (6.70%) Windows

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 98 (54.75%) CICS
2 9 (5.03%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.91%) SAS
4 4 (2.23%) Apache
4 4 (2.23%) StreamWeaver
4 4 (2.23%) Confluence
5 2 (1.12%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.12%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.12%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.79%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.17%) FTP
2 10 (5.59%) SSL
3 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.12%) SNA
4 2 (1.12%) Internet
4 2 (1.12%) Telnet
4 2 (1.12%) X.25
4 2 (1.12%) Firewall
4 2 (1.12%) SSH
4 2 (1.12%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.56%) Network Security
5 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (56.98%) DB2
2 12 (6.70%) IMS/DB
3 9 (5.03%) OLTP
4 8 (4.47%) BODI
4 8 (4.47%) Adabas
5 5 (2.79%) Pentaho
5 5 (2.79%) DataStage
6 2 (1.12%) OLAP
6 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.56%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 5 (2.79%) ChangeMan
2 4 (2.23%) JIRA
3 3 (1.68%) JUnit
4 2 (1.12%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.56%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.56%) Ant
General
1 58 (32.40%) Finance
2 19 (10.61%) Banking
3 14 (7.82%) General Ledger
4 3 (1.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (42.46%) Analyst
2 27 (15.08%) Developer
3 23 (12.85%) Operations Analyst
4 21 (11.73%) Consultant
5 16 (8.94%) DBA
6 14 (7.82%) Mainframe Consultant
7 11 (6.15%) COBOL Developer
7 11 (6.15%) DB2 DBA
7 11 (6.15%) Mainframe Developer
7 11 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.47%) Analyst Programmer
8 8 (4.47%) Programmer
9 7 (3.91%) Administrator
10 6 (3.35%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Architect
11 5 (2.79%) COBOL Analyst
12 4 (2.23%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.23%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
12 4 (2.23%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.67%) ISPF
2 16 (8.94%) HTML
3 5 (2.79%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (2.79%) XML
4 4 (2.23%) Middleware
4 4 (2.23%) Web Services
4 4 (2.23%) Spring
5 3 (1.68%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.68%) Java EE
5 3 (1.68%) EntireX
6 2 (1.12%) WSDL
6 2 (1.12%) XML Schema
6 2 (1.12%) JAXB
6 2 (1.12%) Grails
7 1 (0.56%) .NET
7 1 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 142 (79.33%) Mainframe
2 27 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (14.53%) VSAM
4 11 (6.15%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.79%) AS400
6 2 (1.12%) PKI
6 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) W3C
6 2 (1.12%) HACMP
6 2 (1.12%) iSeries
6 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Statistics
7 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.08%) zOS
2 27 (15.08%) UNIX
3 26 (14.53%) MVS
4 12 (6.70%) Windows
5 6 (3.35%) Linux
6 4 (2.23%) OS/390
7 2 (1.12%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.12%) OS/2
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) AIX
8 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (8.94%) SDLC
2 14 (7.82%) Change Management
3 9 (5.03%) ITIL
3 9 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (3.91%) Migration
5 6 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (2.79%) ETL
7 4 (2.23%) Project Management
7 4 (2.23%) Data Modelling
7 4 (2.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (1.68%) Time Management
8 3 (1.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.12%) Scrum
9 2 (1.12%) Information Security
9 2 (1.12%) TDD
9 2 (1.12%) Asset Management
9 2 (1.12%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 77 (43.02%) COBOL
2 45 (25.14%) REXX
3 26 (14.53%) SQL
4 12 (6.70%) VBA
5 9 (5.03%) C
6 7 (3.91%) NATURAL
7 6 (3.35%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.79%) CLIST
8 5 (2.79%) Java
9 4 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.23%) Perl
9 4 (2.23%) Python
9 4 (2.23%) VB
9 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.12%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.56%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.23%) Degree
2 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.97%) QA
2 4 (2.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) BS7799
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (30.17%) Time Sharing Option
2 37 (20.67%) RACF
3 4 (2.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.68%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.56%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 29 (16.20%) Control-M
2 23 (12.85%) CA Endevor
3 16 (8.94%) OMEGAMON
4 11 (6.15%) Tivoli
5 7 (3.91%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.56%) zSecure
Vendors
1 45 (25.14%) IBM
2 33 (18.44%) CA
3 7 (3.91%) Oracle
4 6 (3.35%) BMC
5 3 (1.68%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.12%) Sybase
6 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.56%) Syncsort
7 1 (0.56%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.56%) Remedy
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) EMC
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