Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 19 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 779 663
Rank change year-on-year -27 -116 +86
Contract jobs citing JCL 36 85 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.087% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.091% 0.22% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 59
England median daily rate £428 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +0.63% +21.21%
10th Percentile £283 £297 £248
90th Percentile £522 £499 £528
UK median daily rate £428 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +6.21% +7.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £28.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.55% -18.46%
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +7.55% -18.46%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 39368 39431 40555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.22% 40.49% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27757 27337 27786
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 811 957
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.17 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +23.97%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for JCL in England

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in England

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCL in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCL in England

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in England

JCL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -38 16 £475 -3.06%
North of England +55 11 £425 +56.68% 1
North West +25 6 £400 +40.35%
Yorkshire +23 4 £438 +1.86% 1
South East -7 4 £403 +19.26% 1
East of England -16 2 £290 -24.68%
North East +64 1 - -
Midlands +21 1 £325 -7.14%
East Midlands +4 1 £325 -7.14%
JCL
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for JCL.

1 24 (66.67%) IBM
1 24 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 16 (44.44%) COBOL
3 15 (41.67%) DB2
4 14 (38.89%) ISPF
4 14 (38.89%) Time Sharing Option
5 13 (36.11%) CICS
6 10 (27.78%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 8 (22.22%) Adabas
8 8 (22.22%) REXX
8 8 (22.22%) Finance
8 8 (22.22%) zOS
9 7 (19.44%) NATURAL
9 7 (19.44%) Middleware
9 7 (19.44%) Unix
9 7 (19.44%) Windows
10 6 (16.67%) MVS
10 6 (16.67%) Banking
11 5 (13.89%) Tandem
11 5 (13.89%) Software AG
11 5 (13.89%) B2B
11 5 (13.89%) iSeries
11 5 (13.89%) Fujitsu
11 5 (13.89%) VSAM
11 5 (13.89%) IBM Sterling
12 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
13 3 (8.33%) RACF

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (36.11%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Bluemix
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
1 1 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) FTP
1 3 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) DB2
2 8 (22.22%) Adabas
3 1 (2.78%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.56%) Toad
3 1 (2.78%) Ant
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) CA Gen
3 1 (2.78%) Gradle
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Danish Language
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Mainframe Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Mainframe Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) DBA
5 3 (8.33%) Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.56%) RACF Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) RACF Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.78%) RACF Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) ISPF
2 7 (19.44%) Middleware
3 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 10 (27.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (13.89%) iSeries
3 5 (13.89%) Tandem
3 5 (13.89%) VSAM
4 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) FMCG
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) zOS
2 7 (19.44%) Unix
2 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 6 (16.67%) MVS
4 3 (8.33%) OS/390
5 2 (5.56%) AIX
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) B2B
2 4 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 3 (8.33%) SOA
3 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Database Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) CMMI
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) COBOL
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) REXX
4 7 (19.44%) NATURAL
5 3 (8.33%) Assembly Language
5 3 (8.33%) C
6 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) Fortran
7 1 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) PL/1
7 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (8.33%) RACF
3 1 (2.78%) ACF2
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) MAINVIEW
1 2 (5.56%) zSecure
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) IBM
2 5 (13.89%) Fujitsu
2 5 (13.89%) IBM Sterling
2 5 (13.89%) Software AG
3 3 (8.33%) Axway
3 3 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) hybris
4 2 (5.56%) BMC
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) Unisys