Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 218 201
Rank change year-on-year +25 -17 -11
Contract jobs citing JCL 6 5 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.073% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.20% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
North West median daily rate £400 £285 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -36.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £368 £259 £351
90th Percentile £433 £319 £501
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
North West 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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2150 2497 2703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.06% 36.56% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1723 1688
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £529 £500 £526
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 60 97
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.01 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.87% -22.63% +31.87%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.15 £17.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £42.63 £52.47
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing JCL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for JCL in the North West

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in the North West

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in the North West

JCL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Manchester +23 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
JCL
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for JCL.

1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) COBOL
2 4 (66.67%) CICS
3 3 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 3 (50.00%) OS/390
3 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) DB2
3 3 (50.00%) hybris
3 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) ISPF
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) VSAM
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (66.67%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) OS/390
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) COBOL
2 3 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) hybris
1 3 (50.00%) IBM