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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK / England
Rank 546 579 554
Rank change year-on-year +33 -25  
Contract jobs citing JCL 37 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.078% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 24
Median daily rate £440 £315 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.68% -2.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +27.38% -3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £19.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -51.26%  
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 17200 18759 17992
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11858 12925 11809
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 451 385
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
London +36 15 £480 +94.92%
Yorkshire - 7 £440 -
South East +19 6 £375 - 1
North West +28 4 £325 +3.17%
East Midlands -1 3 £403 +62.62% 2
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
JCL
UK

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for JCL.

1 41 (58.57%) Mainframe
2 34 (48.57%) IBM
3 31 (44.29%) DB2
4 29 (41.43%) COBOL
5 26 (37.14%) Unix
5 26 (37.14%) ISPF
5 26 (37.14%) Time Sharing Option
6 24 (34.29%) Windows
7 20 (28.57%) zOS
7 20 (28.57%) Finance
7 20 (28.57%) Banking
8 19 (27.14%) FTP
9 18 (25.71%) Tandem
10 17 (24.29%) iSeries
11 16 (22.86%) IBM Sterling
11 16 (22.86%) B2B
12 14 (20.00%) CICS
12 14 (20.00%) Axway
13 13 (18.57%) MVS
14 12 (17.14%) Middleware
15 11 (15.71%) Service Delivery
16 9 (12.86%) Internet
16 9 (12.86%) HTML
16 9 (12.86%) Java
16 9 (12.86%) IBM Mainframe
17 8 (11.43%) C
17 8 (11.43%) C++
17 8 (11.43%) Client/Server
18 7 (10.00%) VC++
18 7 (10.00%) VB

JCL
Top Related 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 14 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.43%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.43%) Commerce Server 2007
2 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.43%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.43%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.14%) FTP
2 9 (12.86%) Internet
3 5 (7.14%) SSL
4 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.86%) APPN
5 2 (2.86%) DMZ
5 2 (2.86%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.86%) SNA
6 1 (1.43%) Firewall
6 1 (1.43%) Intranet
6 1 (1.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (44.29%) DB2
2 4 (5.71%) GIS
3 2 (2.86%) Adabas
3 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.86%) Easytrieve
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.43%) IDMS
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.43%) QlikView
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (28.57%) Banking
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.86%) Law
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
2 2 (2.86%) Spanish Language
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
3 1 (1.43%) Back Office
3 1 (1.43%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Analyst
2 18 (25.71%) Developer
3 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Consultant
3 6 (8.57%) Test Analyst
4 4 (5.71%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (4.29%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (4.29%) Mainframe Analyst
5 3 (4.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
6 2 (2.86%) Change Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) COBOL Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Network Specialist
6 2 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.14%) ISPF
2 12 (17.14%) Middleware
3 9 (12.86%) HTML
4 2 (2.86%) .NET
4 2 (2.86%) J2EE
4 2 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.43%) CSS
5 1 (1.43%) jQuery
5 1 (1.43%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.43%) Node.js
5 1 (1.43%) pytest
5 1 (1.43%) WCF
5 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (58.57%) Mainframe
2 18 (25.71%) Tandem
3 17 (24.29%) iSeries
4 9 (12.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (11.43%) Client/Server
6 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.71%) VSAM
8 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.86%) Clustering
9 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.86%) SWIFT
10 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.14%) Unix
2 24 (34.29%) Windows
3 20 (28.57%) zOS
4 13 (18.57%) MVS
5 4 (5.71%) AIX
5 4 (5.71%) OS/390
6 2 (2.86%) Solaris
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.43%) HPUX
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) B2B
2 11 (15.71%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.57%) Migration
3 6 (8.57%) Service Management
4 5 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 5 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.71%) Automated Testing
5 4 (5.71%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
5 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.71%) Validation
6 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (4.29%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.86%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (2.86%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (2.86%) System Testing
7 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (41.43%) COBOL
2 9 (12.86%) Java
3 8 (11.43%) C
3 8 (11.43%) C++
4 7 (10.00%) VB
4 7 (10.00%) VC++
5 6 (8.57%) SQL
6 4 (5.71%) Assembly Language
7 3 (4.29%) Perl
7 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.86%) C#
8 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.86%) NATURAL
8 2 (2.86%) REXX
9 1 (1.43%) Fortran
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) Python
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
1 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (37.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (5.71%) RACF
3 3 (4.29%) ACF2
3 3 (4.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.29%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.86%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.43%) Ansible
4 1 (1.43%) OpenView
4 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (48.57%) IBM
2 16 (22.86%) IBM Sterling
3 14 (20.00%) Axway
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.29%) CA
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle
6 2 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (1.43%) BMC
7 1 (1.43%) Cognos
7 1 (1.43%) HP
7 1 (1.43%) Intel
7 1 (1.43%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.43%) Tableau
7 1 (1.43%) VMware
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