Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 - 108
Rank change year-on-year - +108 -
Contract jobs citing JCL 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% - 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Cheshire median daily rate £400 - £313
10th Percentile £368 - £306
90th Percentile £433 - £319
North West median daily rate £400 £285 £450
% change year-on-year +40.35% -36.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

JCL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 405 506 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.38% 34.78% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 374 454
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £269
90th Percentile £524 £499 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £31.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -40.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26.50 £11.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.05 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +30.43%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing JCL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL

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 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) AIX
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM