The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 151 130
Rank change year-on-year +52 -21  
Contract jobs citing JCL 13 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.41% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £429 £288 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.30% -9.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £288 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £300 £351
% change year-on-year +22.91% -14.40%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 922 1069 966
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.00% 36.45% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 576 503
Median daily rate £388 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 21
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in Scotland

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in Scotland

JCL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Glasgow +8 7 £429 +49.30%
Edinburgh +19 6 - -
JCL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for JCL.

1 20 (100.00%) IBM
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (95.00%) Finance
3 18 (90.00%) ISPF
3 18 (90.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 11 (55.00%) Service Management
4 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
4 11 (55.00%) FTP
5 10 (50.00%) Law
6 9 (45.00%) SAS
6 9 (45.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
6 9 (45.00%) Programme Delivery
7 8 (40.00%) Middleware
7 8 (40.00%) Unix
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (40.00%) zOS
8 7 (35.00%) SSL
8 7 (35.00%) RACF
8 7 (35.00%) Security Management
8 7 (35.00%) Kerberos
8 7 (35.00%) CICS
8 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
8 7 (35.00%) CA
8 7 (35.00%) REXX
8 7 (35.00%) MQSeries
8 7 (35.00%) Sybase
8 7 (35.00%) DB2
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (35.00%) Time Management

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (45.00%) SAS
2 7 (35.00%) CICS
2 7 (35.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) FTP
2 7 (35.00%) Kerberos
2 7 (35.00%) SSH
2 7 (35.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) DB2
General
1 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 10 (50.00%) Law
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 10 (50.00%) Technical Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Assembler Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) RACF Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAS Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) ISPF
2 8 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (35.00%) PKI
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (5.00%) iSeries
5 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Unix
1 8 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Service Delivery
1 11 (55.00%) Service Management
2 9 (45.00%) Programme Delivery
3 7 (35.00%) Project Planning
3 7 (35.00%) Security Management
3 7 (35.00%) Time Management
4 6 (30.00%) Information Security
4 6 (30.00%) People Management
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Credit Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Extraction
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Assembly Language
2 7 (35.00%) CLIST
2 7 (35.00%) REXX
3 6 (30.00%) Perl
3 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (35.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 7 (35.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (35.00%) CA
2 7 (35.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Axway
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft