The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 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)
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 421 408
Rank change year-on-year +35 -13  
Contract jobs citing JCL 14 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.071% 0.058% 0.056%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Median daily rate £480 £240 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £217 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £268 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £315 £348
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.35%  
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 London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 9071 9603 8953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 46.03% 42.56% 41.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6747 7235 6478
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 51 45
Median hourly rate £44.25 £32.50 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.15% +18.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.25 £54.50
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCL in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCL in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +14 3 £483 -
JCL
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for JCL.

1 15 (57.69%) ISPF
2 14 (53.85%) Time Sharing Option
3 13 (50.00%) Unix
3 13 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) IBM
4 12 (46.15%) zOS
5 11 (42.31%) Mainframe
5 11 (42.31%) B2B
5 11 (42.31%) IBM Sterling
6 10 (38.46%) Tandem
6 10 (38.46%) iSeries
7 9 (34.62%) Axway
7 9 (34.62%) FTP
8 8 (30.77%) COBOL
8 8 (30.77%) Banking
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Internet
10 6 (23.08%) Middleware
10 6 (23.08%) Java
10 6 (23.08%) C++
11 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
11 5 (19.23%) VC++
11 5 (19.23%) HTML
11 5 (19.23%) C
11 5 (19.23%) DB2
11 5 (19.23%) VB
11 5 (19.23%) MVS
12 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
12 4 (15.38%) CICS
13 3 (11.54%) SSL

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (15.38%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) FTP
2 6 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) DMZ
4 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) DB2
2 2 (7.69%) Adabas
2 2 (7.69%) GIS
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) IDMS
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Adabas Natural Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) CICS Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Payments Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) ISPF
2 6 (23.08%) Middleware
3 5 (19.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) pytest
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Mainframe
2 10 (38.46%) iSeries
2 10 (38.46%) Tandem
3 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
4 3 (11.54%) VSAM
5 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Clustering
5 2 (7.69%) SWIFT
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Unix
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) zOS
3 5 (19.23%) MVS
4 2 (7.69%) AIX
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) B2B
2 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) System Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) COBOL
2 6 (23.08%) C++
2 6 (23.08%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) C
3 5 (19.23%) VB
3 5 (19.23%) VC++
4 2 (7.69%) NATURAL
4 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.85%) ACF2
2 1 (3.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) IBM
2 11 (42.31%) IBM Sterling
3 9 (34.62%) Axway
4 1 (3.85%) BMC
4 1 (3.85%) CA
4 1 (3.85%) Cognos
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.85%) Tableau