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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
London / City of London
Rank 150 - 190
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% - 0.097%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% - 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £381 £456
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
592 485 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.95% 15.37% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 361 644
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 19
Median hourly rate £22.34 £55.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.39% +169.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

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 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 3 (75.00%) JCL
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) NATURAL
2 2 (50.00%) VSAM
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) Adabas
2 2 (50.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) ISPF
3 1 (25.00%) DataPower
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Retail

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Adabas
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
1 1 (25.00%) CICS Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Environment Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ISPF
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (50.00%) VSAM
3 1 (25.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) NATURAL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) BMC