The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 484 523 507
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -16
Contract jobs citing CICS 106 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.03% 0.68% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 16
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£425 £370 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £150 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £565 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
CICS
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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 England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10243 9256 8328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.31% 18.31% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6649 5612 4936
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 397 365
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in England

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in England

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in England

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in England

CICS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 41 £413 +25.00% 5
North West -19 29 £450 +252.94%
West Midlands +13 10 £413 +4.03%
Yorkshire -20 10 £500 +39.86% 1
South East -18 8 - -
East Midlands -13 3 £388 -40.38% 4
South West -7 2 £538 +36.94%
Midlands - 1 - -
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CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 118 (70.24%) DB2
2 104 (61.90%) Mainframe
3 83 (49.40%) zOS
4 76 (45.24%) JCL
5 75 (44.64%) COBOL
6 64 (38.10%) CA
7 55 (32.74%) Finance
8 49 (29.17%) WebSphere
9 46 (27.38%) Migration
10 41 (24.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 41 (24.40%) VSAM
11 39 (23.21%) Linux
12 38 (22.62%) LPAR
13 36 (21.43%) IBM
14 35 (20.83%) Windows
14 35 (20.83%) AIX
15 33 (19.64%) Solaris
16 32 (19.05%) RACF
17 25 (14.88%) Jython
17 25 (14.88%) Introscope
17 25 (14.88%) CA Wily
17 25 (14.88%) Time Sharing Option
18 23 (13.69%) UNIX
19 22 (13.10%) ISPF
20 20 (11.90%) Middleware
20 20 (11.90%) MVS
20 20 (11.90%) SQL
20 20 (11.90%) FTP
21 19 (11.31%) Banking
22 18 (10.71%) WebSphere Portal

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 49 (29.17%) WebSphere
2 41 (24.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 18 (10.71%) WebSphere Portal
4 17 (10.12%) WebSphere Process Server
5 8 (4.76%) MQSeries
6 6 (3.57%) SAS
7 3 (1.79%) Apache
7 3 (1.79%) Confluence
8 2 (1.19%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.90%) FTP
2 16 (9.52%) SSL
3 7 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.57%) SNA
4 6 (3.57%) SMS
4 6 (3.57%) SMTP
4 6 (3.57%) Kerberos
4 6 (3.57%) SSH
5 4 (2.38%) Firewall
6 3 (1.79%) NAS
6 3 (1.79%) SAN
7 1 (0.60%) HTTP
7 1 (0.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (70.24%) DB2
2 14 (8.33%) IMS/DB
3 13 (7.74%) DataStage
4 7 (4.17%) Adabas
5 5 (2.98%) Pentaho
6 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.19%) OLAP
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.19%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.60%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 25 (14.88%) Introscope
2 3 (1.79%) JUnit
2 3 (1.79%) JIRA
3 2 (1.19%) ERwin
4 1 (0.60%) XPEDITER
4 1 (0.60%) ChangeMan
General
1 55 (32.74%) Finance
2 19 (11.31%) Banking
3 16 (9.52%) General Ledger
4 5 (2.98%) Billing
5 3 (1.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (19.05%) Analyst
2 22 (13.10%) Administrator
3 21 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
3 21 (12.50%) Developer
4 18 (10.71%) WebSphere Specialist
5 15 (8.93%) Applications Specialist
5 15 (8.93%) Server Specialist
5 15 (8.93%) WebSphere Server Specialist
6 14 (8.33%) Architect
7 12 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
8 11 (6.55%) COBOL Developer
9 10 (5.95%) Server Administrator
9 10 (5.95%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 9 (5.36%) Technical Design Leader
11 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (4.17%) Programmer
12 6 (3.57%) Designer
13 5 (2.98%) Mainframe Consultant
13 5 (2.98%) Information Security Engineer
13 5 (2.98%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.10%) ISPF
2 20 (11.90%) Middleware
3 17 (10.12%) HTML
4 16 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (2.98%) Web Services
6 4 (2.38%) Spring
7 3 (1.79%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.79%) Java EE
7 3 (1.79%) XML
7 3 (1.79%) EntireX
8 2 (1.19%) .NET
8 2 (1.19%) WSDL
8 2 (1.19%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.19%) JAXB
8 2 (1.19%) Grails
8 2 (1.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 104 (61.90%) Mainframe
2 41 (24.40%) VSAM
3 38 (22.62%) LPAR
4 13 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.74%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.98%) BYOD
5 5 (2.98%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.38%) PKI
7 3 (1.79%) EFT
7 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.79%) AS400
8 2 (1.19%) W3C
8 2 (1.19%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.60%) iSeries
9 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) Tandem
9 1 (0.60%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 83 (49.40%) zOS
2 39 (23.21%) Linux
3 35 (20.83%) Windows
3 35 (20.83%) AIX
4 33 (19.64%) Solaris
5 23 (13.69%) UNIX
6 20 (11.90%) MVS
7 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.60%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.38%) Migration
2 18 (10.71%) ITIL
3 9 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (4.76%) ETL
4 8 (4.76%) SDLC
5 6 (3.57%) Information Security
6 5 (2.98%) Change Management
6 5 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.98%) Project Management
6 5 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.38%) Scrum
7 4 (2.38%) Data Modelling
8 3 (1.79%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.79%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (1.79%) Time Management
9 2 (1.19%) Kanban
9 2 (1.19%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (1.19%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (45.24%) JCL
2 75 (44.64%) COBOL
3 25 (14.88%) Jython
4 20 (11.90%) SQL
5 14 (8.33%) VBA
6 9 (5.36%) REXX
7 7 (4.17%) Java
8 6 (3.57%) NATURAL
9 5 (2.98%) Perl
10 4 (2.38%) Assembly Language
10 4 (2.38%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.79%) Python
12 1 (0.60%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.60%) SELCOPY
12 1 (0.60%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 2 (1.19%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (19.05%) RACF
2 25 (14.88%) Time Sharing Option
3 13 (7.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.60%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 25 (14.88%) CA Wily
2 16 (9.52%) CA Endevor
3 14 (8.33%) Control-M
4 13 (7.74%) OMEGAMON
5 12 (7.14%) zSecure
6 7 (4.17%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.19%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 64 (38.10%) CA
2 36 (21.43%) IBM
3 9 (5.36%) Oracle
4 7 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.57%) Sybase
6 4 (2.38%) Cognos
7 3 (1.79%) VMware
7 3 (1.79%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.19%) BMC
9 1 (0.60%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.60%) Micro Focus
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