The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DCL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DCL over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
DIGITAL Command Language (DCL)
UK
Rank 591 633 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 -  
Contract jobs citing DCL 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.021% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.011% 0.054% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £513 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.47% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £440 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

DCL 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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18638 20242 19668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.15% 38.04% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12816 13831 12729
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 485 403
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

DCL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DCL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for DCL in the UK

DCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DCL in the UK

DCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DCL in the UK

DCL
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DCL within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +21 2 £513 +16.47%
London - 2 £513 -
Bromley - 1 £550 -

DCL
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DCL.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) VMS
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (100.00%) SWIFT
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (100.00%) ISO20022
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking

DCL
Top Related IT Skills 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 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO20022
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle