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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 519 520 505
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing CICS 64 62 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.048%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.69% 0.70% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 3
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£425 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £213 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
CICS
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
9256 8816 7736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.32% 17.53% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5694 5456 4458
Average daily rate £388 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 302 398
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.12 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -1 27 £375 -9.80% 2
North West -8 17 £435 +58.18%
Yorkshire -13 8 - -
West Midlands -6 6 £438 +16.66% 1
East Midlands +1 3 - - 5
East of England +22 2 £445 -
South West +4 1 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 88 (72.13%) DB2
2 73 (59.84%) Mainframe
3 69 (56.56%) COBOL
4 42 (34.43%) zOS
5 36 (29.51%) JCL
5 36 (29.51%) Finance
6 35 (28.69%) IBM
7 29 (23.77%) CA
8 28 (22.95%) VSAM
9 26 (21.31%) Banking
10 23 (18.85%) Migration
11 21 (17.21%) Assembly Language
11 21 (17.21%) IBM Mainframe
12 20 (16.39%) WebSphere
12 20 (16.39%) Linux
13 19 (15.57%) AIX
13 19 (15.57%) Solaris
14 18 (14.75%) Windows
15 17 (13.93%) WebSphere Application Server
16 16 (13.11%) SQL
16 16 (13.11%) LPAR
17 15 (12.30%) SAS
18 14 (11.48%) DataStage
18 14 (11.48%) UNIX
18 14 (11.48%) ISPF
19 13 (10.66%) Web Services
19 13 (10.66%) ITIL
19 13 (10.66%) MQSeries
20 11 (9.02%) WebSphere Process Server
20 11 (9.02%) TCP/IP

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (16.39%) WebSphere
2 17 (13.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (12.30%) SAS
4 13 (10.66%) MQSeries
5 11 (9.02%) WebSphere Process Server
5 11 (9.02%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.82%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) MS Office
2 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.64%) ATM
3 1 (0.82%) Firewall
3 1 (0.82%) SAN
3 1 (0.82%) Internet
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) RIP
3 1 (0.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (72.13%) DB2
2 14 (11.48%) DataStage
3 6 (4.92%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.64%) Adabas
5 1 (0.82%) Easytrieve
5 1 (0.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Introscope
2 2 (1.64%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.82%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.82%) Toad
3 1 (0.82%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 36 (29.51%) Finance
2 26 (21.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.82%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Analyst
2 25 (20.49%) Programmer
3 15 (12.30%) Developer
4 14 (11.48%) Administrator
4 14 (11.48%) Architect
4 14 (11.48%) CICS Programmer
5 13 (10.66%) Systems Programmer
5 13 (10.66%) WebSphere Administrator
6 11 (9.02%) Technical Leader
6 11 (9.02%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 8 (6.56%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 8 (6.56%) Technical Design Leader
7 8 (6.56%) Service Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Server Administrator
7 8 (6.56%) Mainframe Developer
8 6 (4.92%) Mainframe Programmer
9 5 (4.10%) DB2 DBA
9 5 (4.10%) Senior DBA
9 5 (4.10%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) ISPF
2 13 (10.66%) Web Services
3 9 (7.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (6.56%) Middleware
5 7 (5.74%) .NET
6 6 (4.92%) JNDI
6 6 (4.92%) J2EE
6 6 (4.92%) JDBC
6 6 (4.92%) JSP
6 6 (4.92%) JMS
7 2 (1.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.82%) HTML
8 1 (0.82%) XML
8 1 (0.82%) ATL
8 1 (0.82%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 73 (59.84%) Mainframe
2 28 (22.95%) VSAM
3 21 (17.21%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (13.11%) LPAR
5 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.74%) BYOD
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) HACMP
7 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.82%) iSeries
7 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.82%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (34.43%) zOS
2 20 (16.39%) Linux
3 19 (15.57%) AIX
3 19 (15.57%) Solaris
4 18 (14.75%) Windows
5 14 (11.48%) UNIX
6 8 (6.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.85%) Migration
2 13 (10.66%) ITIL
3 10 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.56%) Service Management
5 7 (5.74%) Project Management
5 7 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.74%) Waterfall
6 6 (4.92%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.92%) Agile Project Management
6 6 (4.92%) Change Management
7 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.46%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.46%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.46%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.46%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.46%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (1.64%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (56.56%) COBOL
2 36 (29.51%) JCL
3 21 (17.21%) Assembly Language
4 16 (13.11%) SQL
5 10 (8.20%) Jython
5 10 (8.20%) REXX
6 8 (6.56%) Java
7 5 (4.10%) SELCOPY
8 2 (1.64%) VB
8 2 (1.64%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.82%) Perl
9 1 (0.82%) C
9 1 (0.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.20%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 6 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) CA Wily
2 6 (4.92%) CA Endevor
3 2 (1.64%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (28.69%) IBM
2 29 (23.77%) CA
3 9 (7.38%) BMC
4 8 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.64%) WorldPay
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle
5 2 (1.64%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.82%) JDA
6 1 (0.82%) RedPrairie