The first table below looks at the demand for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 77 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.23% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.31% 1.43% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £433 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +44.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
229 140 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.53% 13.53% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 70 70
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £17.45 £19.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.18% +46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
CICS
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CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) JCL
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) International Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planner
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle