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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 524 483 506
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +23
Contract jobs citing CICS 66 20 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.046% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.74% 0.26% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 22
Average daily rate £415 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £355 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £407 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8862 7568 9093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.26% 17.56% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5471 4343 5044
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 396 415
Average hourly rate £18.35 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +8 36 £415 - 2
South East -7 8 £233 - 3
North West -18 6 £275 -21.42% 4
Yorkshire -21 4 £400 +6.66% 1
East of England - 2 - -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 80 (59.70%) DB2
2 73 (54.48%) Mainframe
3 68 (50.75%) IBM
4 50 (37.31%) COBOL
5 45 (33.58%) zOS
6 38 (28.36%) Finance
7 32 (23.88%) JCL
8 27 (20.15%) SQL
9 26 (19.40%) WebSphere
10 25 (18.66%) Banking
11 23 (17.16%) Retail
11 23 (17.16%) Web Services
11 23 (17.16%) UNIX
12 22 (16.42%) ITIL
12 22 (16.42%) SLA
13 19 (14.18%) Windows
14 15 (11.19%) Solaris
14 15 (11.19%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (11.19%) CA
14 15 (11.19%) REXX
15 14 (10.45%) IIS
15 14 (10.45%) ERP
15 14 (10.45%) ISPF
15 14 (10.45%) Korn
15 14 (10.45%) Bash Shell
15 14 (10.45%) Relational Database
16 13 (9.70%) Apple iOS
16 13 (9.70%) Tomcat
16 13 (9.70%) Java
16 13 (9.70%) RACF

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (19.40%) WebSphere
2 15 (11.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (10.45%) IIS
4 13 (9.70%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.97%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) MS Office
2 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) BASE24
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.49%) assyst
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.75%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.49%) FTP
2 1 (0.75%) ATM
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (59.70%) DB2
2 14 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.73%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.24%) DataStage
5 2 (1.49%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.75%) IDMS
6 1 (0.75%) QlikView
6 1 (0.75%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.75%) Toad
2 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.75%) XPEDITER
General
1 38 (28.36%) Finance
2 25 (18.66%) Banking
3 23 (17.16%) Retail
4 10 (7.46%) Advertising
5 3 (2.24%) Publishing
6 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) International Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (25.37%) Programmer
2 30 (22.39%) Analyst
3 29 (21.64%) Systems Programmer
4 22 (16.42%) Developer
5 15 (11.19%) Service Analyst
6 11 (8.21%) Architect
7 10 (7.46%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 10 (7.46%) CICS Programmer
8 9 (6.72%) Mainframe Developer
9 8 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) Designer
10 7 (5.22%) Services Delivery Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Mainframe Programmer
11 5 (3.73%) Systems Developer
12 4 (2.99%) Security Analyst
12 4 (2.99%) Systems Tester
12 4 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (2.99%) Tester
12 4 (2.99%) Systems Designer
12 4 (2.99%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.16%) Web Services
2 14 (10.45%) ISPF
3 5 (3.73%) .NET
4 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.24%) SOAP
5 2 (1.49%) JNDI
5 2 (1.49%) J2EE
5 2 (1.49%) CSS
5 2 (1.49%) JDBC
5 2 (1.49%) JSP
5 2 (1.49%) JMS
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (54.48%) Mainframe
2 12 (8.96%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (6.72%) VSAM
4 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.49%) AS400
5 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.49%) iSeries
5 2 (1.49%) Tandem
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.75%) LPAR
6 1 (0.75%) EFT
6 1 (0.75%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.58%) zOS
2 23 (17.16%) UNIX
3 19 (14.18%) Windows
4 15 (11.19%) Solaris
5 13 (9.70%) Apple iOS
6 8 (5.97%) Windows NT
7 5 (3.73%) MVS
7 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.42%) ITIL
2 14 (10.45%) ERP
3 12 (8.96%) Service Delivery
4 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.97%) Service Management
6 7 (5.22%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (5.22%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.22%) Change Management
6 7 (5.22%) BCP
6 7 (5.22%) Business Continuity
6 7 (5.22%) Migration
6 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.48%) Performance Management
8 5 (3.73%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.99%) Project Management
9 4 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.24%) System Testing
10 3 (2.24%) ETL
10 3 (2.24%) Information Security
10 3 (2.24%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.31%) COBOL
2 32 (23.88%) JCL
3 27 (20.15%) SQL
4 15 (11.19%) REXX
5 14 (10.45%) Korn
5 14 (10.45%) Bash Shell
6 13 (9.70%) Java
7 7 (5.22%) C++
8 5 (3.73%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.24%) VB6
9 3 (2.24%) VB
9 3 (2.24%) C
9 3 (2.24%) C#
10 2 (1.49%) PL/1
11 1 (0.75%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (2.24%) Degree
2 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.42%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.99%) Control-M
3 3 (2.24%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 68 (50.75%) IBM
2 15 (11.19%) CA
3 10 (7.46%) Oracle
4 6 (4.48%) BMC
4 6 (4.48%) RedPrairie
5 4 (2.99%) JDA
6 2 (1.49%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.75%) Pega
7 1 (0.75%) Sun
7 1 (0.75%) HP
7 1 (0.75%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.75%) Perforce
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JM
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
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Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
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Rate: £750 - £900 per day
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Midlands
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Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 5 days ago