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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
Rank 533 591 580
Rank change year-on-year +58 -11  
Contract jobs citing JCL 50 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.092% 0.094%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 24
Median daily rate £440 £300 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -6.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +26.98% -3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.49% -51.26%  
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18501 20249 20069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.19% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12729 13839 13005
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 413
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £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%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCL in the UK

JCL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Top 29 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 3 months to 27 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 +45 36 £440 +40.80% 3
London +38 14 £480 +97.93%
Scotland +24 7 £440 +51.72%
Edinburgh +22 7 £440 +51.72%
Yorkshire - 7 £440 -
North West +27 6 £363 +15.07%
South Wales +17 6 £170 -
Wales +12 6 £170 -
South East +4 6 £375 - 1
Cardiff +23 5 £140 -
Hampshire - 5 £375 -
Manchester - 4 £325 -
City of London +5 3 £483 -
Portsmouth - 3 £375 -
Halifax - 3 £440 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £440 -
Cheshire - 2 £525 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £348 -
Havant - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £348 -
York - 2 - -
East Midlands -4 1 £403 +62.62% 1
Buckinghamshire -21 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £403 -
Birmingham - 1 £388 -
Northampton - 1 £403 -
Knutsford - 1 £525 -
West Midlands - 1 £388 -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for JCL.

1 49 (56.98%) Mainframe
2 44 (51.16%) IBM
3 35 (40.70%) Time Sharing Option
4 34 (39.53%) ISPF
5 32 (37.21%) Unix
6 31 (36.05%) DB2
7 30 (34.88%) COBOL
8 29 (33.72%) Finance
9 28 (32.56%) Windows
10 27 (31.40%) FTP
11 23 (26.74%) zOS
11 23 (26.74%) Banking
12 20 (23.26%) iSeries
12 20 (23.26%) Tandem
13 19 (22.09%) B2B
13 19 (22.09%) IBM Sterling
14 17 (19.77%) Axway
14 17 (19.77%) Service Delivery
15 15 (17.44%) CICS
16 14 (16.28%) Middleware
17 12 (13.95%) MVS
18 11 (12.79%) Service Management
18 11 (12.79%) IBM Mainframe
19 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (10.47%) Data Centre
19 9 (10.47%) Migration
19 9 (10.47%) Internet
19 9 (10.47%) HTML
19 9 (10.47%) Java
19 9 (10.47%) SQL

JCL
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 15 (17.44%) CICS
2 2 (2.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.16%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.16%) Commerce Server 2007
3 1 (1.16%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.16%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.40%) FTP
2 9 (10.47%) Internet
3 6 (6.98%) SSL
4 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.33%) APPN
5 2 (2.33%) DMZ
5 2 (2.33%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.33%) SNA
5 2 (2.33%) SSH
5 2 (2.33%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.16%) DNS
6 1 (1.16%) HTTP
6 1 (1.16%) Intranet
6 1 (1.16%) LDAP
6 1 (1.16%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.05%) DB2
2 4 (4.65%) GIS
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.33%) Adabas
4 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.16%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.16%) IDMS
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.16%) QlikView
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.16%) Ant
2 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) Hudson
2 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Maven
2 1 (1.16%) NuGet
2 1 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 29 (33.72%) Finance
2 23 (26.74%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Law
4 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.16%) Advertising
6 1 (1.16%) Back Office
6 1 (1.16%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Analyst
2 24 (27.91%) Developer
3 8 (9.30%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.14%) Consultant
5 6 (6.98%) Technical Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (3.49%) Mainframe Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (3.49%) z/OS Developer
9 2 (2.33%) CICS Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) COBOL Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Configuration Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Mainframe Specialist
9 2 (2.33%) Network Specialist
9 2 (2.33%) SAS Business Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (39.53%) ISPF
2 14 (16.28%) Middleware
3 9 (10.47%) HTML
4 2 (2.33%) .NET
4 2 (2.33%) J2EE
4 2 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.16%) CSS
5 1 (1.16%) jQuery
5 1 (1.16%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.16%) Node.js
5 1 (1.16%) pytest
5 1 (1.16%) WCF
5 1 (1.16%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 49 (56.98%) Mainframe
2 20 (23.26%) iSeries
2 20 (23.26%) Tandem
3 11 (12.79%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.47%) Data Centre
5 8 (9.30%) Client/Server
6 5 (5.81%) VSAM
7 2 (2.33%) Clustering
7 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.33%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.33%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.21%) Unix
2 28 (32.56%) Windows
3 23 (26.74%) zOS
4 12 (13.95%) MVS
5 8 (9.30%) Linux
6 5 (5.81%) AIX
7 4 (4.65%) OS/390
8 2 (2.33%) Solaris
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.16%) HPUX
9 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) B2B
2 17 (19.77%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.79%) Service Management
4 9 (10.47%) Migration
5 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.98%) Business Analysis
6 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.81%) Functional Testing
7 5 (5.81%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.65%) Automated Testing
8 4 (4.65%) DevOps
8 4 (4.65%) Manual Testing
8 4 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.65%) Validation
9 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.49%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.49%) ITIL
9 3 (3.49%) Regression Testing
9 3 (3.49%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) COBOL
2 9 (10.47%) Java
2 9 (10.47%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) C
3 8 (9.30%) C++
4 7 (8.14%) VB
4 7 (8.14%) VC++
5 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.81%) Assembly Language
7 4 (4.65%) Perl
8 3 (3.49%) REXX
9 2 (2.33%) C#
9 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.33%) Korn
9 2 (2.33%) NATURAL
10 1 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.16%) Python
10 1 (1.16%) Ruby
10 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
1 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (40.70%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (4.65%) RACF
3 3 (3.49%) ACF2
3 3 (3.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.16%) Docker
5 1 (1.16%) iptables
5 1 (1.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Control-M
2 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.49%) CA Endevor
4 2 (2.33%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.16%) Ansible
5 1 (1.16%) OpenView
5 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) IBM
2 19 (22.09%) IBM Sterling
3 17 (19.77%) Axway
4 6 (6.98%) BMC
4 6 (6.98%) Micro Focus
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle
5 5 (5.81%) Remedy
6 4 (4.65%) Thunderhead
7 3 (3.49%) CA
7 3 (3.49%) Informatica
8 1 (1.16%) BT
8 1 (1.16%) Cognos
8 1 (1.16%) HP
8 1 (1.16%) Intel
8 1 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.16%) Tableau
8 1 (1.16%) VMware
8 1 (1.16%) Xerox
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Lorien Resourcing
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