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 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 566 543
Rank change year-on-year +11 -23  
Contract jobs citing JCL 28 54 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 37
Median daily rate £338 £295 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £424 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18068 19331 19324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.80% 39.09% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24306 27144 25112
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 817 831
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.75 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCL in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCL in England

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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

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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 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
North of England +49 10 £400 +39.86%
London +13 9 £470 +95.83%
North West +25 7 £400 +14.28%
South East +16 5 £338 -
North East +62 2 - -
East of England 0 2 £290 - 1
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
JCL
UK

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 England region with a requirement for JCL.

1 48 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 39 (60.94%) IBM
3 35 (54.69%) Windows
4 30 (46.88%) Unix
4 30 (46.88%) Time Sharing Option
5 29 (45.31%) ISPF
6 24 (37.50%) Tandem
7 22 (34.38%) zOS
8 21 (32.81%) FTP
9 20 (31.25%) B2B
9 20 (31.25%) DB2
9 20 (31.25%) IBM Sterling
10 19 (29.69%) Finance
10 19 (29.69%) iSeries
11 18 (28.13%) COBOL
12 17 (26.56%) Axway
13 14 (21.88%) Banking
13 14 (21.88%) Middleware
13 14 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
14 13 (20.31%) CICS
14 13 (20.31%) SQL
15 10 (15.63%) Service Delivery
16 7 (10.94%) Clustering
16 7 (10.94%) AIX
16 7 (10.94%) HTTPS
16 7 (10.94%) SSL
17 6 (9.38%) ITIL
17 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
17 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
17 6 (9.38%) Shell Script

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 (20.31%) CICS
2 5 (7.81%) Apache
2 5 (7.81%) EPiServer
2 5 (7.81%) FileNet
2 5 (7.81%) IIS
2 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) FTP
2 7 (10.94%) HTTPS
2 7 (10.94%) SSL
3 5 (7.81%) DNS
3 5 (7.81%) Firewall
3 5 (7.81%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (6.25%) HTTP
4 4 (6.25%) PuTTY
4 4 (6.25%) SSH
4 4 (6.25%) tcpdump
5 2 (3.13%) DMZ
6 1 (1.56%) Internet
6 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.25%) DB2
2 4 (6.25%) Adabas
2 4 (6.25%) GIS
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.56%) IDMS
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.56%) QlikView
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.13%) Toad
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 14 (21.88%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Danish Language
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Mainframe Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) COBOL Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) Adabas DBA
8 2 (3.13%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.13%) Business Change Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Change Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) DBA
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Mainframe Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) ISPF
2 14 (21.88%) Middleware
3 5 (7.81%) .NET
4 4 (6.25%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.56%) J2EE
5 1 (1.56%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.56%) Node.js
5 1 (1.56%) pytest
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 24 (37.50%) Tandem
3 19 (29.69%) iSeries
4 14 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (10.94%) Clustering
6 6 (9.38%) VSAM
7 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (6.25%) PKI
8 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.56%) FMCG
9 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Unix
3 22 (34.38%) zOS
4 7 (10.94%) AIX
5 5 (7.81%) Linux
5 5 (7.81%) OS/390
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.56%) HPUX
7 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) B2B
2 10 (15.63%) Service Delivery
3 6 (9.38%) ITIL
3 6 (9.38%) Project Management
4 5 (7.81%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.81%) Service Management
4 5 (7.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (6.25%) Line Management
5 4 (6.25%) Statistics
6 3 (4.69%) Defect Management
6 3 (4.69%) SOA
6 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.13%) Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.13%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.13%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) COBOL
2 13 (20.31%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.81%) Assembly Language
4 5 (7.81%) REXX
5 3 (4.69%) NATURAL
6 2 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (1.56%) C
7 1 (1.56%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) C++
7 1 (1.56%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) PL/1
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) R
7 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (46.88%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.69%) RACF
4 1 (1.56%) ACF2
4 1 (1.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.13%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.13%) zSecure
4 1 (1.56%) Ansible
4 1 (1.56%) OpenView
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) IBM
2 20 (31.25%) IBM Sterling
3 17 (26.56%) Axway
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.38%) VMware
5 5 (7.81%) Citrix
5 5 (7.81%) Genesys
5 5 (7.81%) Informatica
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle
6 4 (6.25%) HP
7 3 (4.69%) hybris
8 2 (3.13%) F5
9 1 (1.56%) BMC
9 1 (1.56%) CA
9 1 (1.56%) Cognos
9 1 (1.56%) Intel
9 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.56%) Remedy
9 1 (1.56%) Tableau
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