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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 505 538 537
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing CICS 97 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.12% 0.068%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.00% 0.64% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 5
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£425 £370 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £127 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £530 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £366 £433
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -15.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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
9742 9085 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.58% 18.10% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6330 5451 4759
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 380 396
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +36 42 £413 +10.00% 2
North West -10 27 £465 +75.47% 5
Yorkshire -16 9 £380 +6.29%
West Midlands +6 7 £425 +13.33% 1
East Midlands -9 6 £388 -40.38% 2
South West -7 2 £538 +36.94%
East of England 0 1 £320 +4.91%
Midlands - 1 - -
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 111 (69.81%) DB2
2 95 (59.75%) Mainframe
3 81 (50.94%) COBOL
4 71 (44.65%) zOS
5 62 (38.99%) JCL
6 51 (32.08%) Finance
7 50 (31.45%) CA
8 43 (27.04%) WebSphere
9 41 (25.79%) IBM
10 38 (23.90%) Migration
11 37 (23.27%) WebSphere Application Server
12 36 (22.64%) Linux
12 36 (22.64%) VSAM
13 35 (22.01%) LPAR
14 33 (20.75%) AIX
15 31 (19.50%) Solaris
16 30 (18.87%) Windows
17 28 (17.61%) Banking
18 25 (15.72%) ISPF
19 23 (14.47%) Introscope
19 23 (14.47%) Jython
19 23 (14.47%) CA Wily
20 21 (13.21%) UNIX
20 21 (13.21%) SQL
21 20 (12.58%) MVS
21 20 (12.58%) Time Sharing Option
22 19 (11.95%) IBM Mainframe
22 19 (11.95%) Middleware
22 19 (11.95%) FTP
23 18 (11.32%) RACF

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 43 (27.04%) WebSphere
2 37 (23.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 18 (11.32%) WebSphere Portal
4 17 (10.69%) WebSphere Process Server
5 16 (10.06%) MQSeries
6 6 (3.77%) SAS
7 3 (1.89%) Apache
7 3 (1.89%) Confluence
8 2 (1.26%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) MS Office
2 2 (1.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.26%) VisionPLUS
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.95%) FTP
2 14 (8.81%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.29%) SSL
4 6 (3.77%) SSH
4 6 (3.77%) Kerberos
5 5 (3.14%) SNA
5 5 (3.14%) SMS
5 5 (3.14%) SMTP
6 3 (1.89%) SAN
6 3 (1.89%) Firewall
7 2 (1.26%) NAS
8 1 (0.63%) Network Security
8 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (69.81%) DB2
2 14 (8.81%) IMS/DB
3 13 (8.18%) DataStage
4 6 (3.77%) Adabas
5 5 (3.14%) Pentaho
6 4 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.26%) OLAP
7 2 (1.26%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.63%) MySQL
8 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.63%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 23 (14.47%) Introscope
2 3 (1.89%) JUnit
2 3 (1.89%) JIRA
3 2 (1.26%) ERwin
3 2 (1.26%) XPEDITER
4 1 (0.63%) ChangeMan
General
1 51 (32.08%) Finance
2 28 (17.61%) Banking
3 16 (10.06%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.26%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Billing
4 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (16.35%) Analyst
2 24 (15.09%) Developer
3 21 (13.21%) Administrator
4 20 (12.58%) WebSphere Administrator
5 17 (10.69%) Programmer
6 16 (10.06%) WebSphere Specialist
7 13 (8.18%) Applications Specialist
7 13 (8.18%) Server Specialist
7 13 (8.18%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 12 (7.55%) Mainframe Developer
9 11 (6.92%) Architect
10 10 (6.29%) Server Administrator
10 10 (6.29%) COBOL Developer
10 10 (6.29%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
11 9 (5.66%) Technical Design Leader
12 6 (3.77%) Mainframe Programmer
13 5 (3.14%) Information Security Engineer
13 5 (3.14%) Designer
13 5 (3.14%) Security Engineer
13 5 (3.14%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.72%) ISPF
2 19 (11.95%) Middleware
3 17 (10.69%) HTML
4 14 (8.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (2.52%) Web Services
5 4 (2.52%) Spring
6 3 (1.89%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.89%) Java EE
6 3 (1.89%) XML
6 3 (1.89%) .NET
7 2 (1.26%) EntireX
7 2 (1.26%) WSDL
7 2 (1.26%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.26%) JAXB
7 2 (1.26%) Grails
7 2 (1.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.63%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 95 (59.75%) Mainframe
2 36 (22.64%) VSAM
3 35 (22.01%) LPAR
4 19 (11.95%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.03%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.77%) BYOD
9 3 (1.89%) PKI
9 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.89%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.26%) AS400
10 2 (1.26%) EFT
10 2 (1.26%) W3C
11 1 (0.63%) PMI
11 1 (0.63%) iSeries
11 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 71 (44.65%) zOS
2 36 (22.64%) Linux
3 33 (20.75%) AIX
4 31 (19.50%) Solaris
5 30 (18.87%) Windows
6 21 (13.21%) UNIX
7 20 (12.58%) MVS
8 3 (1.89%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.63%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.90%) Migration
2 15 (9.43%) ITIL
3 9 (5.66%) Change Management
3 9 (5.66%) SDLC
4 8 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (4.40%) ETL
6 6 (3.77%) Data Modelling
6 6 (3.77%) Information Security
7 5 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.14%) Project Management
8 4 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (1.89%) Scrum
9 3 (1.89%) Service Management
9 3 (1.89%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.89%) Time Management
9 3 (1.89%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (1.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (1.26%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (1.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 81 (50.94%) COBOL
2 62 (38.99%) JCL
3 23 (14.47%) Jython
4 21 (13.21%) SQL
5 15 (9.43%) REXX
6 14 (8.81%) VBA
7 11 (6.92%) Assembly Language
8 8 (5.03%) Java
8 8 (5.03%) CLIST
9 5 (3.14%) NATURAL
9 5 (3.14%) Perl
10 3 (1.89%) Python
10 3 (1.89%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.26%) VB
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.63%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 9 (5.66%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 4 (2.52%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.58%) Time Sharing Option
2 18 (11.32%) RACF
3 12 (7.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) CA Wily
2 14 (8.81%) Control-M
3 11 (6.92%) zSecure
4 7 (4.40%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (1.89%) CA Endevor
6 2 (1.26%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.26%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 50 (31.45%) CA
2 41 (25.79%) IBM
3 6 (3.77%) Oracle
3 6 (3.77%) Sybase
4 4 (2.52%) BMC
5 3 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.26%) VMware
6 2 (1.26%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.26%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.63%) Micro Focus
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