The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 100 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21  
Contract jobs citing JCL 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.21% 0.22% 0.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% 0.72% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £400 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% -14.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 519 553 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 37.10% 30.95% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 378 309
Median daily rate £389 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% +61.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.25 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in Manchester

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for JCL.

1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (71.43%) COBOL
2 5 (71.43%) CICS
3 4 (57.14%) Assembly Language
3 4 (57.14%) DB2
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) OS/390
4 3 (42.86%) hybris
5 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) VSAM
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) OpenView
6 1 (14.29%) Intel
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) AIX
6 1 (14.29%) HPUX
6 1 (14.29%) Solaris
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) Perl
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) VMware

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (71.43%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Operator
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) VSAM
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) OS/390
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) COBOL
2 4 (57.14%) Assembly Language
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) hybris
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Intel
4 1 (14.29%) VMware