Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 596 573
Rank change year-on-year -15 -23 +23
Contract jobs citing JCL 16 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.060% 0.081%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.070% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 16
London median daily rate £475 £490 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +20.62% +23.11%
10th Percentile £269 £408 £248
90th Percentile £580 £527 £508
England median daily rate £428 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +6.21% +0.63% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22724 20264 20484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.53% 44.74% 43.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17217 15149 15282
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £668 £633 £638
England median daily rate £455 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 115 144
London median hourly rate £35.91 £35.27 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +41.06% -15.94%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.32 £13.65
90th Percentile £52.35 £62.00 £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +23.33%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for JCL in London

JCL
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

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCL in London over the 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Central London -2 2 £490 +4.81%
JCL
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for JCL.

1 14 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (43.75%) ISPF
2 7 (43.75%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
3 6 (37.50%) COBOL
3 6 (37.50%) DB2
3 6 (37.50%) Adabas
4 5 (31.25%) Software AG
4 5 (31.25%) CICS
4 5 (31.25%) zOS
4 5 (31.25%) MVS
4 5 (31.25%) NATURAL
4 5 (31.25%) Fujitsu
5 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) iSeries
5 4 (25.00%) VSAM
5 4 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Tandem
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) REXX
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) B2B
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy

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 5 (31.25%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Bluemix
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Adabas
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
2 2 (12.50%) Toad
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.25%) Gradle
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Programmer
2 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Adabas Natural Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Fortran Developer
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) ISPF
2 3 (18.75%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) iSeries
2 4 (25.00%) Tandem
2 4 (25.00%) VSAM
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) MVS
1 5 (31.25%) zOS
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) B2B
2 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Release Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) COBOL
2 5 (31.25%) NATURAL
3 4 (25.00%) REXX
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Fortran
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) PL/1
5 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Fujitsu
2 5 (31.25%) Software AG
3 4 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (12.50%) Axway
5 1 (6.25%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) Unisys