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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 502 485 487
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing CICS 63 54 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.042%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.76% 0.69% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 2
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£400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £275 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £435 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.33% +7.14%
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
8339 7847 7344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.03% 17.46% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5134 4726 4231
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 285 384
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
North West +4 27 £456 +65.90% 2
London -7 24 £350 -15.81% 4
Yorkshire -8 3 - - 1
South East -11 3 £475 +26.66%
East Midlands -2 1 - - 3
South West - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £383 - 1
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 84 (63.64%) DB2
3 78 (59.09%) COBOL
4 54 (40.91%) IBM
5 47 (35.61%) Finance
6 42 (31.82%) JCL
7 35 (26.52%) Banking
8 34 (25.76%) IBM Mainframe
9 33 (25.00%) VSAM
10 26 (19.70%) zOS
10 26 (19.70%) UNIX
11 25 (18.94%) Assembly Language
12 22 (16.67%) REXX
13 21 (15.91%) ISPF
14 19 (14.39%) CA
15 17 (12.88%) Web Services
16 16 (12.12%) SQL
16 16 (12.12%) Migration
17 15 (11.36%) ITIL
18 14 (10.61%) MS Office
18 14 (10.61%) Java
18 14 (10.61%) DataStage
18 14 (10.61%) WebSphere
18 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (9.85%) Linux
19 13 (9.85%) Project Management
20 12 (9.09%) RACF
20 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
20 12 (9.09%) MQSeries
20 12 (9.09%) SAS

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (10.61%) WebSphere
2 12 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 12 (9.09%) SAS
3 7 (5.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 14 (10.61%) MS Office
2 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.30%) SMTP
3 2 (1.52%) Internet
3 2 (1.52%) SSL
3 2 (1.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.76%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.76%) SAN
4 1 (0.76%) Intranet
4 1 (0.76%) SSH
4 1 (0.76%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (63.64%) DB2
2 14 (10.61%) DataStage
3 5 (3.79%) Pentaho
4 4 (3.03%) Easytrieve
4 4 (3.03%) Adabas
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Zephyr
2 1 (0.76%) Toad
2 1 (0.76%) XPEDITER
General
1 47 (35.61%) Finance
2 35 (26.52%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Retail
4 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (21.97%) Analyst
2 25 (18.94%) Programmer
3 22 (16.67%) Architect
4 18 (13.64%) Developer
5 14 (10.61%) CICS Programmer
6 12 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
7 11 (8.33%) Technical Leader
7 11 (8.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 10 (7.58%) Mainframe Developer
8 10 (7.58%) Mainframe Architect
8 10 (7.58%) Service Analyst
8 10 (7.58%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) Technical Architect
10 8 (6.06%) Technical Design Leader
11 7 (5.30%) Designer
11 7 (5.30%) DB2 DBA
11 7 (5.30%) Consultant
11 7 (5.30%) DBA
11 7 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.55%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.91%) ISPF
2 17 (12.88%) Web Services
3 11 (8.33%) Middleware
4 10 (7.58%) .NET
5 9 (6.82%) J2EE
5 9 (6.82%) JSP
5 9 (6.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (6.06%) JNDI
6 8 (6.06%) JMS
6 8 (6.06%) JDBC
7 1 (0.76%) HTML
7 1 (0.76%) ATL
7 1 (0.76%) XML
7 1 (0.76%) EntireX
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 88 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 34 (25.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 33 (25.00%) VSAM
4 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) HACMP
7 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.76%) LPAR
7 1 (0.76%) New Media
7 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.70%) UNIX
1 26 (19.70%) zOS
2 13 (9.85%) Linux
3 11 (8.33%) AIX
4 10 (7.58%) Solaris
4 10 (7.58%) Windows
4 10 (7.58%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.52%) MVS
6 1 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.12%) Migration
2 15 (11.36%) ITIL
3 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (9.85%) Project Management
5 10 (7.58%) Service Management
5 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.58%) Unit Testing
6 9 (6.82%) Change Management
6 9 (6.82%) Waterfall
7 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (6.06%) Incident Management
8 7 (5.30%) Agile Project Management
9 5 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.03%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.03%) Data Modelling
11 3 (2.27%) SOA
11 3 (2.27%) Scrum
11 3 (2.27%) Integration Testing
11 3 (2.27%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.27%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (59.09%) COBOL
2 42 (31.82%) JCL
3 25 (18.94%) Assembly Language
4 22 (16.67%) REXX
5 16 (12.12%) SQL
6 14 (10.61%) Java
7 4 (3.03%) NATURAL
7 4 (3.03%) SELCOPY
8 3 (2.27%) C
8 3 (2.27%) C++
9 2 (1.52%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.52%) VCP4
3 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) QA
2 8 (6.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (9.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) OMEGAMON
2 7 (5.30%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (40.91%) IBM
2 19 (14.39%) CA
3 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.58%) BMC
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle
6 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) Intel
7 1 (0.76%) JDA
7 1 (0.76%) RedPrairie
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