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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 587 543
Rank change year-on-year +44 -44  
Contract jobs citing JCL 44 65 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.32% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 43
Median daily rate £400 £290 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.16% -17.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £236 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £300 £351
% change year-on-year +22.91% -14.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

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 19434 20612 21310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.99% 38.85% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13270 14149 14242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 449 433
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JCL over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JCL in the UK

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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

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Top 24 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 25 June 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 +23 31 £369 +28.93% 1
Scotland +49 13 £429 +49.30%
North West +31 9 £400 +14.28%
London +5 9 £470 +95.83%
Glasgow +10 7 £429 +49.30%
Edinburgh +15 6 - -
South East +29 5 £338 -
Kent +4 5 £338 -
Cheshire - 5 £400 -
Manchester +15 4 £400 -
Tunbridge Wells +7 4 £338 -
Hertfordshire -1 3 £290 -
East of England -5 3 £290 -
North East +53 2 - -
Tyne and Wear +61 1 - -
Yorkshire +22 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Durham - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 72 (75.79%) Mainframe
2 60 (63.16%) IBM
3 49 (51.58%) Time Sharing Option
4 48 (50.53%) ISPF
5 41 (43.16%) Unix
6 40 (42.11%) Finance
7 37 (38.95%) Windows
8 33 (34.74%) FTP
9 31 (32.63%) zOS
9 31 (32.63%) DB2
10 26 (27.37%) Tandem
11 23 (24.21%) SQL
12 22 (23.16%) COBOL
12 22 (23.16%) B2B
12 22 (23.16%) Middleware
12 22 (23.16%) IBM Sterling
13 21 (22.11%) iSeries
13 21 (22.11%) Service Delivery
14 20 (21.05%) CICS
15 19 (20.00%) Axway
15 19 (20.00%) Banking
16 16 (16.84%) IBM Mainframe
16 16 (16.84%) Service Management
17 14 (14.74%) Shell Script
17 14 (14.74%) SSL
17 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Excel
18 12 (12.63%) Assembly Language
18 12 (12.63%) REXX
18 12 (12.63%) SSH
18 12 (12.63%) Data Centre

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 20 (21.05%) CICS
2 9 (9.47%) SAS
3 7 (7.37%) MQSeries
4 5 (5.26%) Apache
4 5 (5.26%) EPiServer
4 5 (5.26%) FileNet
4 5 (5.26%) IIS
4 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Confluence
5 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (34.74%) FTP
2 14 (14.74%) SSL
3 12 (12.63%) SSH
4 7 (7.37%) HTTPS
4 7 (7.37%) Kerberos
5 6 (6.32%) DNS
6 5 (5.26%) Firewall
6 5 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (5.26%) tcpdump
7 4 (4.21%) HTTP
7 4 (4.21%) PuTTY
8 2 (2.11%) DMZ
9 1 (1.05%) Internet
9 1 (1.05%) Intranet
9 1 (1.05%) LDAP
9 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (32.63%) DB2
2 4 (4.21%) Adabas
2 4 (4.21%) GIS
3 3 (3.16%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.05%) IDMS
5 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.05%) MySQL
5 1 (1.05%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.05%) QlikView
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.11%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Toad
2 2 (2.11%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.05%) Ant
3 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Hudson
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) Maven
3 1 (1.05%) NuGet
3 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 40 (42.11%) Finance
2 19 (20.00%) Banking
3 10 (10.53%) Law
4 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Danish Language
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Technical Developer
3 10 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Mainframe Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) COBOL Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Consultant
5 5 (5.26%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Administrator
7 3 (3.16%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) z/OS Developer
8 2 (2.11%) Change Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) SAS Programmer
8 2 (2.11%) Security Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (50.53%) ISPF
2 22 (23.16%) Middleware
3 5 (5.26%) .NET
4 4 (4.21%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.05%) J2EE
5 1 (1.05%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (1.05%) Node.js
5 1 (1.05%) pytest
5 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 72 (75.79%) Mainframe
2 26 (27.37%) Tandem
3 21 (22.11%) iSeries
4 16 (16.84%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (12.63%) Data Centre
6 11 (11.58%) PKI
7 7 (7.37%) Clustering
8 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (6.32%) VSAM
9 4 (4.21%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
10 2 (2.11%) Credit Risk
11 1 (1.05%) FMCG
11 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.16%) Unix
2 37 (38.95%) Windows
3 31 (32.63%) zOS
4 11 (11.58%) Linux
5 7 (7.37%) AIX
6 5 (5.26%) OS/390
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.05%) HPUX
8 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) B2B
2 21 (22.11%) Service Delivery
3 16 (16.84%) Service Management
4 9 (9.47%) Programme Delivery
5 8 (8.42%) ITIL
6 7 (7.37%) People Management
6 7 (7.37%) Project Planning
6 7 (7.37%) Security Management
6 7 (7.37%) Time Management
7 6 (6.32%) Information Security
7 6 (6.32%) Project Management
8 5 (5.26%) Functional Testing
8 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.21%) Line Management
9 4 (4.21%) Manual Testing
9 4 (4.21%) Statistics
9 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 22 (23.16%) COBOL
3 14 (14.74%) Shell Script
4 12 (12.63%) Assembly Language
4 12 (12.63%) REXX
5 9 (9.47%) Perl
6 7 (7.37%) CLIST
7 3 (3.16%) NATURAL
8 2 (2.11%) Korn
9 1 (1.05%) C
9 1 (1.05%) C#
9 1 (1.05%) C++
9 1 (1.05%) Java
9 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.05%) PHP
9 1 (1.05%) PL/1
9 1 (1.05%) Python
9 1 (1.05%) R
9 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (51.58%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (10.53%) RACF
3 8 (8.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) ACF2
5 1 (1.05%) Docker
5 1 (1.05%) iptables
5 1 (1.05%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) zSecure
2 6 (6.32%) Control-M
3 5 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.11%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.05%) Ansible
5 1 (1.05%) OpenView
5 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) IBM
2 22 (23.16%) IBM Sterling
3 19 (20.00%) Axway
4 8 (8.42%) CA
4 8 (8.42%) Informatica
4 8 (8.42%) Oracle
5 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.37%) Sybase
6 6 (6.32%) BMC
6 6 (6.32%) Micro Focus
6 6 (6.32%) VMware
7 5 (5.26%) Citrix
7 5 (5.26%) Genesys
8 4 (4.21%) HP
8 4 (4.21%) Remedy
8 4 (4.21%) Thunderhead
9 3 (3.16%) hybris
10 2 (2.11%) F5
11 1 (1.05%) Tableau
11 1 (1.05%) Xerox
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