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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 197 225 215
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.082% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.30% 0.49% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
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£388 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.80% +24.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
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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
995 1214 1336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.89% 16.50% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 822 933
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 48
Average hourly rate £17.68 £22.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.41% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £59.00 £51.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 22 August 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 8 (88.89%) DB2
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 7 (77.78%) COBOL
3 4 (44.44%) JCL
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) ISPF
4 3 (33.33%) CA Endevor
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) CA
5 2 (22.22%) zOS
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) XPEDITER
6 1 (11.11%) Easytrieve
6 1 (11.11%) PL/1
6 1 (11.11%) BMC
6 1 (11.11%) C
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) VB
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Easytrieve
2 1 (11.11%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) XPEDITER
1 1 (11.11%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) zOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) COBOL
2 4 (44.44%) JCL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PL/1
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) BMC