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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 125 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 -  
Contract jobs citing JCL 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.19% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £440 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +26.98% -3.07%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 771 824 917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.39% 31.83% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 484 538
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Edinburgh +20 7 £440 +51.72%
JCL
UK

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for JCL.

1 8 (88.89%) IBM
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) ISPF
2 7 (77.78%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 6 (66.67%) FTP
4 5 (55.56%) Service Management
5 4 (44.44%) Law
5 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (33.33%) Banking
6 3 (33.33%) Unix
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) SAS
7 2 (22.22%) B2B
7 2 (22.22%) zOS
7 2 (22.22%) Middleware
7 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
7 2 (22.22%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (22.22%) Tandem
7 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
7 2 (22.22%) Migration
7 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk Management
7 2 (22.22%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (22.22%) Axway

JCL
Top Related 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 2 (22.22%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) FTP
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Law
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Technical Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAS Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAS Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) ISPF
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) iSeries
3 2 (22.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) B2B
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 2 (22.22%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
2 1 (11.11%) REXX
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Axway
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft