The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 120 128 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.037% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.26% 0.25% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
CICS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
390 399 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.35% 14.71% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 196 238
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the Berkshire region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Berkshire region.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

CICS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
CICS
South East

CICS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing CICS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CICS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) IBM