The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for JCL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Job Control Language (JCL)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing JCL 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.58% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -14.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

JCL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 253 371 375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 40.03% 40.59% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 284 254
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £288 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing JCL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for JCL in Cheshire

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JCL in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in Cheshire

JCL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
JCL
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for JCL.

1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) FTP
2 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 4 (66.67%) SSH
2 4 (66.67%) PKI
2 4 (66.67%) Statistics
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 4 (66.67%) PuTTY
2 4 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (66.67%) X-Windows
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) COBOL
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) CICS
4 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (16.67%) REXX
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) FTP
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
1 4 (66.67%) PuTTY
1 4 (66.67%) SSH
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
1 4 (66.67%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) X-Windows
2 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (66.67%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) AIX
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) RACF
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft