The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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.

Job Control Language (JCL)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 252 260
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8  
Contract jobs citing JCL 6 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.076% 0.15% 0.081%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.44% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2650 3155 3275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.68% 33.76% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 2085 1887
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 120 117
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in the South East

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in the South East

JCL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Hampshire - 5 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -19 1 - -
JCL
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for JCL.

1 12 (85.71%) DB2
2 9 (64.29%) IBM
3 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 8 (57.14%) COBOL
4 6 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) MVS
7 3 (21.43%) CICS
8 2 (14.29%) CA
8 2 (14.29%) OS/390
8 2 (14.29%) zOS
8 2 (14.29%) Tivoli NetView
8 2 (14.29%) RACF
8 2 (14.29%) Remedy
8 2 (14.29%) APPN
8 2 (14.29%) CRM
8 2 (14.29%) FTP
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) SNA
8 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Banking
8 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
8 2 (14.29%) ACF2
8 2 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (21.43%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) Commerce Server
2 1 (7.14%) Commerce Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) APPN
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
1 2 (14.29%) SNA
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Spanish Language
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) CICS Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) z/OS Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) ISPF
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 6 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) MVS
2 2 (14.29%) OS/390
2 2 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) COBOL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) ACF2
1 2 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (14.29%) RACF
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (7.14%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) CA
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle