Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 167 172
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +14
Contract jobs citing JCL 23 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.20% 0.96% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Scotland median daily rate £429 £279 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +6.19% -4.55%
10th Percentile £412 £270 £260
90th Percentile £439 £391 £388
UK median daily rate £428 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +6.21% +7.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1909 1768 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.35% 40.37% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1064 1049
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £260
90th Percentile £525 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 45
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.15% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.09 £14.85 £14.48
90th Percentile £195.00 £51.60 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing JCL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 18 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
Glasgow +5 15 £429 +58.98%
Edinburgh -11 8 - - 1
JCL
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region with a requirement for JCL.

1 22 (95.65%) Mainframe
2 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 19 (82.61%) IBM
2 19 (82.61%) ISPF
2 19 (82.61%) Time Sharing Option
3 18 (78.26%) DB2
4 16 (69.57%) SQL
4 16 (69.57%) CICS
4 16 (69.57%) Middleware
5 15 (65.22%) RACF
5 15 (65.22%) SAS
5 15 (65.22%) Assembly Language
5 15 (65.22%) CA
5 15 (65.22%) REXX
5 15 (65.22%) zOS
5 15 (65.22%) Sybase
5 15 (65.22%) Kerberos
5 15 (65.22%) SSL
5 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (65.22%) Unix
5 15 (65.22%) MQSeries
5 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 15 (65.22%) CLIST
5 15 (65.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 15 (65.22%) zSecure
5 15 (65.22%) Project Planning
5 15 (65.22%) Time Management
5 15 (65.22%) SSH
5 15 (65.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (65.22%) PKI

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 16 (69.57%) CICS
2 15 (65.22%) MQSeries
2 15 (65.22%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Kerberos
1 15 (65.22%) SSH
1 15 (65.22%) SSL
2 4 (17.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (4.35%) Star Schema
General
1 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Assembler Programmer
1 6 (26.09%) Mainframe Programmer
1 6 (26.09%) Programmer
1 6 (26.09%) RACF Programmer
1 6 (26.09%) SAS Programmer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) ISPF
2 16 (69.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (95.65%) Mainframe
2 15 (65.22%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Unix
1 15 (65.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Project Planning
1 15 (65.22%) Security Management
1 15 (65.22%) Time Management
2 14 (60.87%) Information Security
2 14 (60.87%) People Management
3 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Assembly Language
2 15 (65.22%) CLIST
2 15 (65.22%) REXX
3 14 (60.87%) Perl
3 14 (60.87%) Shell Script
4 3 (13.04%) COBOL
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (65.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 15 (65.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (65.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) IBM
2 15 (65.22%) CA
2 15 (65.22%) Sybase
3 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio