Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 783 646
Rank change year-on-year -36 -137 +137
Contract jobs citing JCL 60 105 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.25% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 69
UK median daily rate £428 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +7.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £289 £270 £254
90th Percentile £513 £493 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £422 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +24.96% -10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.54% -17.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year - +6.54% -17.69%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42954 41918 43850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.30% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30018 28802 29667
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 874 1054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.37 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.19%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCL over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCL in the UK

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
UK excluding London +15 42 £422 +24.96% 2
England -22 36 £428 +6.21% 2
Scotland -7 23 £429 +53.99%
London -27 16 £475 -3.06%
North of England +56 11 £425 +56.68% 1
North West +22 6 £400 +40.35%
Yorkshire +16 4 £438 +1.86% 1
South East -8 4 £403 +19.26% 1
East of England -18 2 £290 -24.68%
North East +57 1 - -
Midlands +12 1 £325 -7.14%
East Midlands -4 1 £325 -7.14%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for JCL.

1 47 (78.33%) Mainframe
2 43 (71.67%) IBM
3 34 (56.67%) DB2
4 33 (55.00%) ISPF
4 33 (55.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 29 (48.33%) CICS
6 27 (45.00%) Finance
7 26 (43.33%) SQL
8 23 (38.33%) REXX
8 23 (38.33%) zOS
8 23 (38.33%) Middleware
9 22 (36.67%) Unix
10 20 (33.33%) COBOL
11 18 (30.00%) SSL
11 18 (30.00%) RACF
11 18 (30.00%) Assembly Language
12 17 (28.33%) zSecure
13 16 (26.67%) CA
13 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
14 15 (25.00%) Security Management
14 15 (25.00%) Kerberos
14 15 (25.00%) MQSeries
14 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 15 (25.00%) SAS
14 15 (25.00%) Perl
14 15 (25.00%) Sybase
14 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (25.00%) SSH
14 15 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 15 (25.00%) PKI

JCL
Co-occurring 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 29 (48.33%) CICS
2 15 (25.00%) MQSeries
2 15 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Bluemix
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
1 1 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) SSL
2 15 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 15 (25.00%) SSH
3 7 (11.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (56.67%) DB2
2 8 (13.33%) Adabas
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.67%) IDMS
3 1 (1.67%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.33%) Toad
3 1 (1.67%) Ant
3 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.67%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.67%) Gradle
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Maven
3 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (45.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Danish Language
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Programmer
3 8 (13.33%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Mainframe Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Mainframe Programmer
5 6 (10.00%) Assembler Programmer
5 6 (10.00%) RACF Programmer
5 6 (10.00%) SAS Programmer
6 5 (8.33%) Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Mainframe Test Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Mainframe Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Administrator
8 3 (5.00%) DBA
8 3 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (3.33%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (55.00%) ISPF
2 23 (38.33%) Middleware
3 2 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (78.33%) Mainframe
2 15 (25.00%) PKI
3 10 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (8.33%) iSeries
4 5 (8.33%) Tandem
4 5 (8.33%) VSAM
5 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) FMCG
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) zOS
2 22 (36.67%) Unix
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
4 6 (10.00%) MVS
5 3 (5.00%) OS/390
6 2 (3.33%) AIX
6 2 (3.33%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 15 (25.00%) Security Management
1 15 (25.00%) Time Management
2 14 (23.33%) Information Security
2 14 (23.33%) People Management
3 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.33%) B2B
5 4 (6.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (6.67%) Service Management
6 3 (5.00%) SOA
6 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.33%) Change Management
7 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.33%) ITIL
7 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.33%) Migration
7 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) SQL
2 23 (38.33%) REXX
3 20 (33.33%) COBOL
4 18 (30.00%) Assembly Language
5 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
6 15 (25.00%) CLIST
6 15 (25.00%) Perl
7 7 (11.67%) NATURAL
8 3 (5.00%) C
9 1 (1.67%) Fortran
9 1 (1.67%) Java
9 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.67%) PL/1
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) PMO
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (55.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 18 (30.00%) RACF
3 15 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (1.67%) ACF2
4 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (28.33%) zSecure
2 2 (3.33%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (1.67%) Ansible
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (71.67%) IBM
2 16 (26.67%) CA
3 15 (25.00%) Sybase
4 5 (8.33%) Fujitsu
4 5 (8.33%) IBM Sterling
4 5 (8.33%) Software AG
5 3 (5.00%) Axway
5 3 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) hybris
6 2 (3.33%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) Unisys