The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 518 513 475
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -38
Contract jobs citing CICS 56 31 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.067% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.63% 0.39% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 43
Average daily rate
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£370 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £375 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £501 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £433 £288
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +50.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8846 7976 9158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.92% 17.12% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5334 4652 5326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 395 423
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
CICS
UK

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 - 20 £270 -
London +16 14 £353 -14.02% 6
East of England -14 5 £305 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £650 - 2
West Midlands -12 4 £375 - 1
South West - 4 £393 -
South East -18 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +1 2 £358 -27.77%
North East - - - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 65 (55.56%) IBM
2 61 (52.14%) DB2
2 61 (52.14%) Mainframe
3 47 (40.17%) COBOL
4 35 (29.91%) SQL
5 32 (27.35%) UNIX
6 29 (24.79%) JCL
7 28 (23.93%) Finance
7 28 (23.93%) WebSphere
8 26 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
9 25 (21.37%) zOS
10 21 (17.95%) ITIL
11 18 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
11 18 (15.38%) Solaris
11 18 (15.38%) Banking
12 17 (14.53%) Web Services
13 16 (13.68%) Windows
13 16 (13.68%) Oracle
14 14 (11.97%) IIS
14 14 (11.97%) Tomcat
14 14 (11.97%) ERP
14 14 (11.97%) Retail
14 14 (11.97%) Korn
14 14 (11.97%) Bash Shell
14 14 (11.97%) Relational Database
15 13 (11.11%) Apple iOS
15 13 (11.11%) Java
16 12 (10.26%) Service Delivery
16 12 (10.26%) CA
17 11 (9.40%) RACF

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 28 (23.93%) WebSphere
2 18 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (11.97%) IIS
3 14 (11.97%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.13%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.71%) SAS
6 1 (0.85%) Apache
6 1 (0.85%) TPMS
6 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Office
2 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.85%) BASE24
2 1 (0.85%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.56%) FTP
2 3 (2.56%) SSL
3 2 (1.71%) Internet
3 2 (1.71%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) ATM
4 1 (0.85%) LAN
4 1 (0.85%) SMS
4 1 (0.85%) VoIP
4 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (52.14%) DB2
2 14 (11.97%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.13%) DataStage
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.56%) IDMS
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.56%) IMS/DB
5 2 (1.71%) Adabas
6 1 (0.85%) Informix
6 1 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.85%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.85%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) ChangeMan
2 3 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.71%) JMeter
3 2 (1.71%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.85%) CA Gen
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 18 (15.38%) Banking
3 14 (11.97%) Retail
4 10 (8.55%) Advertising
5 4 (3.42%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.71%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.85%) International Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Analyst
2 18 (15.38%) Developer
3 17 (14.53%) Programmer
4 13 (11.11%) Systems Programmer
5 12 (10.26%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
7 8 (6.84%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 8 (6.84%) CICS Programmer
7 8 (6.84%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Consultant
8 7 (5.98%) Administrator
8 7 (5.98%) Architect
8 7 (5.98%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Systems Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Systems Tester
10 4 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.42%) IBM Mainframe Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Designer
10 4 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.53%) Web Services
2 11 (9.40%) ISPF
3 8 (6.84%) J2EE
4 7 (5.98%) .NET
5 5 (4.27%) JDBC
5 5 (4.27%) JSP
5 5 (4.27%) JMS
5 5 (4.27%) JNDI
6 3 (2.56%) Middleware
7 2 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.71%) XML
8 1 (0.85%) SOAP
8 1 (0.85%) HTML
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.85%) EJB
8 1 (0.85%) JavaBeans
8 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 61 (52.14%) Mainframe
2 26 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (8.55%) VSAM
4 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.56%) Data Extraction
5 3 (2.56%) Tandem
6 2 (1.71%) Clustering
6 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.71%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) EFT
7 1 (0.85%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.85%) HACMP
7 1 (0.85%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.85%) LPAR
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.35%) UNIX
2 25 (21.37%) zOS
3 18 (15.38%) Solaris
4 16 (13.68%) Windows
5 13 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 8 (6.84%) Linux
7 7 (5.98%) MVS
8 5 (4.27%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.42%) AIX
10 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.71%) HPUX
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.85%) SUSE
11 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.95%) ITIL
2 14 (11.97%) ERP
3 12 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.40%) Performance Management
5 10 (8.55%) Waterfall
5 10 (8.55%) Project Management
6 9 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.98%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.98%) BCP
7 7 (5.98%) Business Continuity
7 7 (5.98%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.27%) Change Management
9 5 (4.27%) Service Management
9 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.27%) Migration
9 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.17%) COBOL
2 35 (29.91%) SQL
3 29 (24.79%) JCL
4 14 (11.97%) Korn
4 14 (11.97%) Bash Shell
5 13 (11.11%) Java
6 7 (5.98%) Assembly Language
6 7 (5.98%) REXX
7 4 (3.42%) PL/1
8 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.71%) VB
8 2 (1.71%) C
8 2 (1.71%) C#
8 2 (1.71%) C++
9 1 (0.85%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) Degree
3 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.40%) RACF
2 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) CA Endevor
2 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.71%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.71%) Control-M
4 1 (0.85%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.85%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 65 (55.56%) IBM
2 16 (13.68%) Oracle
3 12 (10.26%) CA
4 6 (5.13%) RedPrairie
5 5 (4.27%) BMC
5 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.42%) JDA
7 3 (2.56%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.71%) VMware
8 2 (1.71%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.71%) NetApp
8 2 (1.71%) EMC
9 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.85%) Sybase
9 1 (0.85%) Sun
9 1 (0.85%) HP
9 1 (0.85%) FatWire
9 1 (0.85%) Endeca
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £375.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago