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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
England / North West
Rank 124 155 136
Rank change year-on-year +31 -19  
Contract jobs citing JCL 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.35% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £325 £315 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £315 £322
% change year-on-year +27.38% -2.07%  
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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1023 1445 1082
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 39.99% 37.64% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 907 680
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 25
Median hourly rate £42.24 £39.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% +9.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCL in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCL in the North West

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Manchester - 3 £276 -
Cheshire - 1 £525 -
JCL
England

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for JCL.

1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) COBOL
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) CICS
3 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (40.00%) RACF
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) VSAM
4 1 (20.00%) ISPF
4 1 (20.00%) CA Endevor
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) REXX
4 1 (20.00%) zOS
4 1 (20.00%) OpenView

JCL
Top Related 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 2 (40.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Operator
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (40.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) RACF
2 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) VMware