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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 182 192 191
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing CICS 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.21% 0.068%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 1.22% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+50.84% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
901 1068 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.55% 17.60% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 744 710
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 32
Average hourly rate £21.22 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £14.50 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 27 March 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) DB2
1 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) COBOL
3 3 (33.33%) JCL
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) CA Endevor
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) ISPF
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) XPEDITER
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) zOS
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (11.11%) International Banking
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Process Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) XPEDITER
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) ISPF
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) zOS
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) BPEL
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) COBOL
2 3 (33.33%) JCL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) CA