The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 163 207 203
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -4
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.060% 0.12% 0.034%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.33% 0.70% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £563 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
CICS
London

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

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
608 1004 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.09% 16.99% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 759 637
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 27
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -8.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

CICS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for CICS.

1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) SNA
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) zSecure

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SNA
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) CICS Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) RACF Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Security Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA