The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 29 March 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 86 -
Rank change year-on-year +22 -  
Contract jobs citing JCL 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.77% 0.33% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.89% 1.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £440 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -6.49% -51.26%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 371 432 398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.77% 28.65% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 261 252
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in Edinburgh

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for JCL.

1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
3 6 (75.00%) FTP
3 6 (75.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (75.00%) ISPF
3 6 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (62.50%) Service Management
5 4 (50.00%) Law
5 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (37.50%) Banking
7 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (25.00%) Migration
7 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (25.00%) SAS
7 2 (25.00%) zOS
7 2 (25.00%) Middleware
7 2 (25.00%) B2B
7 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (25.00%) Unix
7 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (25.00%) Axway
7 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
7 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (25.00%) Data Extraction

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) FTP
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Law
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) SAS Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAS Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) ISPF
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (25.00%) iSeries
3 2 (25.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) B2B
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Data Extraction
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Axway
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft