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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 492 514 524
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +10
Contract jobs citing CICS 83 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.10% 0.056%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.90% 0.57% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 17 7
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£425 £354 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £201 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £510 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -2.33%
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
9199 8566 7850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.49% 17.89% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5934 5214 4504
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 349 411
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +40 46 £413 +10.00%
North West -26 10 £450 +63.63% 4
West Midlands +6 8 £425 -
East Midlands -7 7 £450 -38.98% 2
Yorkshire -18 6 £378 +5.59%
Midlands - 2 - -
East of England -4 1 £320 +4.91%
South West -10 1 £525 +33.75%
CICS
UK

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 110 (73.83%) DB2
2 86 (57.72%) COBOL
3 82 (55.03%) Mainframe
4 62 (41.61%) zOS
5 61 (40.94%) JCL
6 46 (30.87%) Finance
7 37 (24.83%) WebSphere
8 36 (24.16%) CA
9 35 (23.49%) Migration
10 33 (22.15%) IBM
11 32 (21.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 32 (21.48%) LPAR
12 31 (20.81%) Linux
13 29 (19.46%) VSAM
14 27 (18.12%) Banking
14 27 (18.12%) Windows
14 27 (18.12%) AIX
15 26 (17.45%) Solaris
16 21 (14.09%) ISPF
17 20 (13.42%) Introscope
17 20 (13.42%) Jython
17 20 (13.42%) CA Wily
18 19 (12.75%) SQL
19 18 (12.08%) MVS
19 18 (12.08%) WebSphere Portal
19 18 (12.08%) IBM Mainframe
20 17 (11.41%) WebSphere Process Server
20 17 (11.41%) HTML
21 16 (10.74%) Assembly Language
21 16 (10.74%) General Ledger

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 37 (24.83%) WebSphere
2 32 (21.48%) WebSphere Application Server
3 18 (12.08%) WebSphere Portal
4 17 (11.41%) WebSphere Process Server
5 13 (8.72%) MQSeries
6 10 (6.71%) SAS
7 3 (2.01%) Apache
7 3 (2.01%) Confluence
8 2 (1.34%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.67%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.07%) FTP
2 10 (6.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.34%) SSL
4 1 (0.67%) SAN
4 1 (0.67%) Firewall
4 1 (0.67%) SSH
4 1 (0.67%) Network Security
4 1 (0.67%) SNA
4 1 (0.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.67%) SMTP
4 1 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.67%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (73.83%) DB2
2 14 (9.40%) IMS/DB
3 10 (6.71%) DataStage
4 5 (3.36%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.68%) Adabas
6 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.34%) OLAP
8 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.67%) MySQL
8 1 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.67%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 20 (13.42%) Introscope
2 4 (2.68%) JIRA
3 3 (2.01%) JUnit
4 2 (1.34%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.67%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.67%) Toad
5 1 (0.67%) ERwin
5 1 (0.67%) ChangeMan
General
1 46 (30.87%) Finance
2 27 (18.12%) Banking
3 16 (10.74%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Billing
6 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (20.81%) Analyst
2 22 (14.77%) Programmer
3 21 (14.09%) Administrator
3 21 (14.09%) Developer
4 20 (13.42%) WebSphere Administrator
5 13 (8.72%) WebSphere Specialist
6 10 (6.71%) Server Administrator
6 10 (6.71%) Server Specialist
6 10 (6.71%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 10 (6.71%) Applications Specialist
6 10 (6.71%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 9 (6.04%) Architect
7 9 (6.04%) Systems Programmer
8 8 (5.37%) Mainframe Developer
8 8 (5.37%) COBOL Developer
8 8 (5.37%) DBA
9 7 (4.70%) CICS Programmer
9 7 (4.70%) Technical Design Leader
10 6 (4.03%) Mainframe Programmer
10 6 (4.03%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.09%) ISPF
2 17 (11.41%) HTML
3 14 (9.40%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (5.37%) Middleware
5 7 (4.70%) Web Services
6 4 (2.68%) .NET
6 4 (2.68%) Spring
7 3 (2.01%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.01%) Java EE
7 3 (2.01%) XML
8 2 (1.34%) WSDL
8 2 (1.34%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.34%) JAXB
8 2 (1.34%) Grails
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.67%) JNDI
9 1 (0.67%) JMS
9 1 (0.67%) J2EE
9 1 (0.67%) ATL
9 1 (0.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 82 (55.03%) Mainframe
2 32 (21.48%) LPAR
3 29 (19.46%) VSAM
4 18 (12.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.37%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.36%) BYOD
7 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.34%) AS400
9 2 (1.34%) W3C
9 2 (1.34%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.67%) iSeries
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
10 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.61%) zOS
2 31 (20.81%) Linux
3 27 (18.12%) Windows
3 27 (18.12%) AIX
4 26 (17.45%) Solaris
5 18 (12.08%) MVS
6 15 (10.07%) UNIX
7 4 (2.68%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.67%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.49%) Migration
2 10 (6.71%) ITIL
2 10 (6.71%) SDLC
3 8 (5.37%) Change Management
4 7 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.36%) Project Management
6 5 (3.36%) ETL
7 4 (2.68%) Data Modelling
7 4 (2.68%) Service Management
7 4 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.68%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.01%) Time Management
8 3 (2.01%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.01%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (1.34%) User Stories
9 2 (1.34%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.34%) High Availability
9 2 (1.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 86 (57.72%) COBOL
2 61 (40.94%) JCL
3 20 (13.42%) Jython
4 19 (12.75%) SQL
5 16 (10.74%) Assembly Language
6 14 (9.40%) VBA
7 13 (8.72%) REXX
8 9 (6.04%) Java
9 5 (3.36%) Perl
10 4 (2.68%) SELCOPY
11 3 (2.01%) NATURAL
11 3 (2.01%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.01%) Python
12 2 (1.34%) VB
13 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.37%) RACF
Systems Management
1 20 (13.42%) CA Wily
2 14 (9.40%) Control-M
3 6 (4.03%) CA Endevor
4 3 (2.01%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.34%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (24.16%) CA
2 33 (22.15%) IBM
3 7 (4.70%) BMC
4 6 (4.03%) Oracle
5 3 (2.01%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.34%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.34%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.67%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.67%) JDA
7 1 (0.67%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.67%) Sybase
7 1 (0.67%) Business Objects
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