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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 523 485 484
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -1
Contract jobs citing CICS 66 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.72% 0.87% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 16
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£413 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £225 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £493 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £364 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.13% +10.30%
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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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
9220 8494 8145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.28% 17.99% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6064 5292 4677
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 363 424
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.39 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +2 19 £425 +269.56% 1
London -15 18 £350 -6.66% 2
East Midlands - 13 £299 -
Yorkshire -14 3 £350 -1.40%
South West - 1 - -
CICS
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CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 92 (69.70%) Mainframe
2 80 (60.61%) DB2
3 59 (44.70%) COBOL
4 52 (39.39%) IBM
5 44 (33.33%) JCL
6 43 (32.58%) Finance
7 30 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
8 29 (21.97%) UNIX
9 28 (21.21%) VSAM
10 24 (18.18%) zOS
11 21 (15.91%) Banking
12 20 (15.15%) Windows
13 19 (14.39%) SQL
14 18 (13.64%) REXX
14 18 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (13.64%) WebSphere
15 17 (12.88%) Project Management
16 16 (12.12%) Linux
16 16 (12.12%) Web Services
16 16 (12.12%) ISPF
17 15 (11.36%) CA
17 15 (11.36%) Assembly Language
17 15 (11.36%) RACF
18 14 (10.61%) MS Office
18 14 (10.61%) Waterfall
19 13 (9.85%) Migration
19 13 (9.85%) ITIL
19 13 (9.85%) Java
19 13 (9.85%) Oracle
20 12 (9.09%) Middleware

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.58%) MQSeries
3 9 (6.82%) SAS
3 9 (6.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.03%) TPMS
5 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.76%) IIS
6 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 14 (10.61%) MS Office
2 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.30%) SMTP
3 6 (4.55%) ATM
4 5 (3.79%) Internet
5 4 (3.03%) LAN
5 4 (3.03%) VoIP
5 4 (3.03%) WAN
5 4 (3.03%) SSL
6 3 (2.27%) Intranet
7 2 (1.52%) SNA
8 1 (0.76%) S/MIME
8 1 (0.76%) SAN
8 1 (0.76%) FTP
8 1 (0.76%) LDAP
8 1 (0.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (60.61%) DB2
2 10 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.82%) DataStage
4 5 (3.79%) Easytrieve
4 5 (3.79%) Adabas
4 5 (3.79%) Pentaho
5 4 (3.03%) Informix
5 4 (3.03%) MySQL
6 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Ingres
8 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.76%) IDMS
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) ChangeMan
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.52%) JMeter
2 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.52%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.76%) XPEDITER
General
1 43 (32.58%) Finance
2 21 (15.91%) Banking
3 7 (5.30%) Retail
4 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.03%) Advertising
6 3 (2.27%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.52%) International Banking
7 2 (1.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.76%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Analyst
2 22 (16.67%) Architect
3 15 (11.36%) Developer
3 15 (11.36%) Programmer
4 11 (8.33%) Mainframe Architect
4 11 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
4 11 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 10 (7.58%) Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) Systems Programmer
6 9 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (6.82%) CICS Programmer
6 9 (6.82%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 7 (5.30%) Technical Leader
8 6 (4.55%) Mainframe Consultant
8 6 (4.55%) Administrator
9 4 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.27%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.27%) Development Manager
10 3 (2.27%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.12%) Web Services
1 16 (12.12%) ISPF
2 12 (9.09%) Middleware
3 10 (7.58%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (7.58%) .NET
4 9 (6.82%) J2EE
5 8 (6.06%) JSP
6 5 (3.79%) JDBC
6 5 (3.79%) JMS
6 5 (3.79%) JNDI
7 4 (3.03%) EJB
7 4 (3.03%) JavaBeans
8 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.52%) HTML
8 2 (1.52%) XML
9 1 (0.76%) EntireX
9 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 92 (69.70%) Mainframe
2 30 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 28 (21.21%) VSAM
4 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.55%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.52%) Replication
8 2 (1.52%) Clustering
8 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.52%) HACMP
8 2 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.76%) New Media
9 1 (0.76%) LPAR
9 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.97%) UNIX
2 24 (18.18%) zOS
3 20 (15.15%) Windows
4 16 (12.12%) Linux
5 9 (6.82%) Windows NT
6 6 (4.55%) AIX
6 6 (4.55%) MVS
7 5 (3.79%) Solaris
8 4 (3.03%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.27%) SUSE
10 2 (1.52%) HPUX
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.76%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.88%) Project Management
3 14 (10.61%) Waterfall
4 13 (9.85%) Migration
4 13 (9.85%) ITIL
5 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (6.82%) Service Management
6 9 (6.82%) Unit Testing
6 9 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.30%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.55%) Change Management
8 6 (4.55%) Scrum
9 5 (3.79%) SOA
9 5 (3.79%) TDD
10 4 (3.03%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.03%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.03%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.03%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 59 (44.70%) COBOL
2 44 (33.33%) JCL
3 19 (14.39%) SQL
4 18 (13.64%) REXX
5 15 (11.36%) Assembly Language
6 13 (9.85%) Java
7 6 (4.55%) C++
7 6 (4.55%) C
8 5 (3.79%) NATURAL
9 3 (2.27%) Python
10 2 (1.52%) C#
11 1 (0.76%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.76%) PL/1
11 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.76%) VB
11 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.30%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.52%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (11.36%) RACF
2 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
2 6 (4.55%) CA Endevor
3 3 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.76%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.76%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 52 (39.39%) IBM
2 15 (11.36%) CA
3 13 (9.85%) Oracle
4 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.06%) BMC
6 4 (3.03%) Sybase
7 3 (2.27%) VMware
8 2 (1.52%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.52%) NetApp
8 2 (1.52%) EMC
9 1 (0.76%) Intel
9 1 (0.76%) HP
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.76%) SAP
9 1 (0.76%) Syncsort
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