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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 512 511 513
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing CICS 66 58 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.71% 0.68% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 27
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£370 £367 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% +8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £224 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £37.50
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
9328 8500 9413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.85% 17.62% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5723 5146 5343
Average daily rate £376 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 354 462
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 September 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 September 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
London -1 28 £330 -8.96% 6
North West - 11 £289 - 4
East Midlands - 8 £650 -
West Midlands - 6 £397 -
South West - 4 £393 -
South East 0 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -2 3 £198 -47.26% 1
East of England - 3 £381 - 1
CICS
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CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 72 (60.50%) DB2
2 71 (59.66%) Mainframe
3 56 (47.06%) IBM
4 53 (44.54%) COBOL
5 36 (30.25%) JCL
6 30 (25.21%) Finance
7 27 (22.69%) UNIX
8 26 (21.85%) zOS
9 24 (20.17%) IBM Mainframe
10 23 (19.33%) SQL
11 20 (16.81%) Oracle
12 19 (15.97%) WebSphere
12 19 (15.97%) Banking
13 18 (15.13%) VSAM
14 17 (14.29%) Windows
15 16 (13.45%) Linux
15 16 (13.45%) Java
16 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (10.92%) ISPF
16 13 (10.92%) RACF
16 13 (10.92%) ITIL
16 13 (10.92%) Waterfall
17 12 (10.08%) MQSeries
18 11 (9.24%) Retail
18 11 (9.24%) Project Management
18 11 (9.24%) CA
19 10 (8.40%) Middleware
19 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
20 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
20 9 (7.56%) Web Services

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (15.97%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.08%) MQSeries
3 8 (6.72%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.36%) TPMS
5 3 (2.52%) IIS
5 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.68%) SAS
6 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.84%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Office
2 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.36%) SSL
2 4 (3.36%) VoIP
2 4 (3.36%) WAN
2 4 (3.36%) ATM
2 4 (3.36%) LAN
3 3 (2.52%) FTP
3 3 (2.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.68%) LDAP
4 2 (1.68%) SMTP
4 2 (1.68%) SNA
4 2 (1.68%) Intranet
5 1 (0.84%) SSH
5 1 (0.84%) SAN
5 1 (0.84%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.84%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (60.50%) DB2
2 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.72%) DataStage
4 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.36%) Informix
5 4 (3.36%) MySQL
5 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.52%) IDMS
7 2 (1.68%) Adabas
7 2 (1.68%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.68%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.84%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.84%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.84%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.68%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.68%) JMeter
3 1 (0.84%) XPEDITER
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Banking
3 11 (9.24%) Retail
4 8 (6.72%) Advertising
5 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.84%) Automotive
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) International Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (21.85%) Analyst
2 16 (13.45%) Programmer
3 15 (12.61%) Developer
4 13 (10.92%) Architect
5 12 (10.08%) Systems Programmer
6 9 (7.56%) Consultant
7 7 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
7 7 (5.88%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 7 (5.88%) CICS Programmer
8 5 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) Systems Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Mainframe Consultant
8 5 (4.20%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Tester
9 4 (3.36%) Systems Tester
9 4 (3.36%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.92%) ISPF
2 10 (8.40%) Middleware
3 9 (7.56%) Web Services
3 9 (7.56%) J2EE
4 8 (6.72%) .NET
5 6 (5.04%) JSP
6 4 (3.36%) JMS
6 4 (3.36%) JavaBeans
6 4 (3.36%) EJB
6 4 (3.36%) JDBC
6 4 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.36%) JNDI
7 2 (1.68%) XML
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.84%) HTML
8 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 71 (59.66%) Mainframe
2 24 (20.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (15.13%) VSAM
4 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.68%) Tandem
6 2 (1.68%) Clustering
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Statistics
7 1 (0.84%) LPAR
7 1 (0.84%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.84%) HACMP
7 1 (0.84%) EFT
7 1 (0.84%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.84%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) UNIX
2 26 (21.85%) zOS
3 17 (14.29%) Windows
4 16 (13.45%) Linux
5 8 (6.72%) Solaris
5 8 (6.72%) MVS
6 6 (5.04%) AIX
7 5 (4.20%) Windows NT
8 4 (3.36%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.52%) SUSE
9 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.52%) HPUX
10 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.84%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (10.92%) ITIL
1 13 (10.92%) Waterfall
2 11 (9.24%) Project Management
3 7 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 6 (5.04%) Configuration Management
4 6 (5.04%) Performance Management
4 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
4 6 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.20%) Change Management
5 5 (4.20%) Service Management
5 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.20%) Scrum
6 4 (3.36%) ERP
6 4 (3.36%) Data Modelling
6 4 (3.36%) ETL
6 4 (3.36%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.36%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.36%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (44.54%) COBOL
2 36 (30.25%) JCL
3 23 (19.33%) SQL
4 16 (13.45%) Java
5 8 (6.72%) Assembly Language
6 7 (5.88%) REXX
7 4 (3.36%) C++
7 4 (3.36%) C
8 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.52%) Korn
9 2 (1.68%) Python
9 2 (1.68%) C#
9 2 (1.68%) VB
9 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.68%) PL/1
10 1 (0.84%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.20%) Degree
3 4 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.68%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
1 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) COBIT
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) RACF
2 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.04%) CA Endevor
1 6 (5.04%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (2.52%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.68%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.68%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.84%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.84%) Control-M
Vendors
1 56 (47.06%) IBM
2 20 (16.81%) Oracle
3 11 (9.24%) CA
4 6 (5.04%) BMC
4 6 (5.04%) RedPrairie
5 4 (3.36%) Sybase
5 4 (3.36%) JDA
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.52%) VMware
6 3 (2.52%) Syncsort
7 2 (1.68%) EMC
7 2 (1.68%) NetApp
7 2 (1.68%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.84%) FatWire
8 1 (0.84%) Endeca
8 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.84%) Intel
8 1 (0.84%) HP
8 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.84%) SAP
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