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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 504 479 493
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing CICS 53 60 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.070%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.65% 0.76% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 7
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£350 £376 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +14.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £152 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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UK

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
8161 7900 7596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.90% 17.72% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5179 4784 4350
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 305 407
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.29 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
North West +14 21 £463 +320.45% 1
London -1 20 £350 -12.50% 10
East Midlands - 5 £299 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 86 (67.19%) Mainframe
2 78 (60.94%) DB2
3 68 (53.13%) COBOL
4 47 (36.72%) IBM
5 43 (33.59%) Finance
6 42 (32.81%) JCL
7 34 (26.56%) VSAM
8 28 (21.88%) UNIX
9 27 (21.09%) IBM Mainframe
10 24 (18.75%) Banking
11 20 (15.63%) Assembly Language
11 20 (15.63%) zOS
12 19 (14.84%) Web Services
13 18 (14.06%) Linux
13 18 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (13.28%) CA
15 16 (12.50%) Project Management
15 16 (12.50%) Migration
16 15 (11.72%) REXX
16 15 (11.72%) Middleware
16 15 (11.72%) Java
17 14 (10.94%) Windows
17 14 (10.94%) ITIL
17 14 (10.94%) ISPF
17 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
18 13 (10.16%) OMEGAMON
18 13 (10.16%) Waterfall
18 13 (10.16%) MS Office
18 13 (10.16%) DataStage
19 12 (9.38%) Microsoft

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
2 12 (9.38%) SAS
3 10 (7.81%) MQSeries
4 7 (5.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.13%) TPMS
6 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) MS Office
2 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.47%) SMTP
3 6 (4.69%) ATM
4 4 (3.13%) Internet
4 4 (3.13%) LAN
4 4 (3.13%) VoIP
4 4 (3.13%) WAN
5 3 (2.34%) Intranet
6 2 (1.56%) SSL
6 2 (1.56%) SNA
7 1 (0.78%) SSH
7 1 (0.78%) RIP
7 1 (0.78%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (60.94%) DB2
2 13 (10.16%) DataStage
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.91%) Pentaho
4 5 (3.91%) Easytrieve
5 4 (3.13%) Informix
5 4 (3.13%) MySQL
5 4 (3.13%) Adabas
6 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.78%) IDMS
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.56%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.78%) JIRA
3 1 (0.78%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.78%) Toad
3 1 (0.78%) XPEDITER
General
1 43 (33.59%) Finance
2 24 (18.75%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) International Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (21.09%) Architect
2 23 (17.97%) Analyst
3 16 (12.50%) Programmer
4 13 (10.16%) Developer
4 13 (10.16%) Technical Architect
5 12 (9.38%) CICS Programmer
6 11 (8.59%) Mainframe Architect
6 11 (8.59%) Technical Leader
6 11 (8.59%) Systems Programmer
7 10 (7.81%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 9 (7.03%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (7.03%) Service Analyst
9 8 (6.25%) Consultant
9 8 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
10 7 (5.47%) Designer
10 7 (5.47%) Technical Design Leader
11 6 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.91%) Administrator
12 5 (3.91%) Technical Design Architect
13 4 (3.13%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) Web Services
2 15 (11.72%) Middleware
3 14 (10.94%) ISPF
4 12 (9.38%) .NET
5 11 (8.59%) J2EE
5 11 (8.59%) JSP
6 9 (7.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (6.25%) JMS
7 8 (6.25%) JDBC
7 8 (6.25%) JNDI
8 4 (3.13%) EJB
8 4 (3.13%) JavaBeans
9 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (0.78%) HTML
10 1 (0.78%) XML
10 1 (0.78%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 86 (67.19%) Mainframe
2 34 (26.56%) VSAM
3 27 (21.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.91%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) New Media
7 1 (0.78%) LPAR
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.88%) UNIX
2 20 (15.63%) zOS
3 18 (14.06%) Linux
4 14 (10.94%) Windows
5 10 (7.81%) AIX
6 9 (7.03%) Windows NT
6 9 (7.03%) Solaris
7 4 (3.13%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.34%) SUSE
8 3 (2.34%) MVS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.78%) HPUX
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.50%) Project Management
2 16 (12.50%) Migration
3 14 (10.94%) ITIL
4 13 (10.16%) Waterfall
5 11 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.03%) Unit Testing
6 9 (7.03%) Service Management
7 7 (5.47%) Scrum
7 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.47%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.91%) TDD
8 5 (3.91%) SOA
8 5 (3.91%) Change Management
9 4 (3.13%) UML
9 4 (3.13%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.13%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.34%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 68 (53.13%) COBOL
2 42 (32.81%) JCL
3 20 (15.63%) Assembly Language
4 15 (11.72%) REXX
4 15 (11.72%) Java
5 12 (9.38%) SQL
6 5 (3.91%) C
6 5 (3.91%) C++
7 4 (3.13%) NATURAL
7 4 (3.13%) SELCOPY
8 3 (2.34%) Python
9 1 (0.78%) C#
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Degree
2 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) COBIT
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) RACF
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) OMEGAMON
2 7 (5.47%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (36.72%) IBM
2 17 (13.28%) CA
3 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.25%) Oracle
5 7 (5.47%) BMC
6 4 (3.13%) Sybase
7 1 (0.78%) VMware
7 1 (0.78%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.78%) SAP
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.78%) JDA
7 1 (0.78%) HP
7 1 (0.78%) Intel
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