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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 204 189 193
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.41% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.21% 2.30% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 5
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£501 £375 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.60% -48.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £364 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.13% +10.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
971 1217 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.19% 17.82% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 866 764
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 48
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.70 £55.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) COBOL
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) zOS
5 2 (25.00%) JCL
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) ISPF
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (25.00%) CA Endevor
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Replication
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (12.50%) BPEL
6 1 (12.50%) SSH
6 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) SNA
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) XPEDITER
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) ISPF
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) zOS
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) BPEL
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) B2B
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) COBOL
2 2 (25.00%) JCL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) PL/1
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) CA