The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 388 386 397
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing CICS 27 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.60% 0.92% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 13
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£330 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £215 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £37.50
CICS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4482 4567 4754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.61% 18.22% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3001 3016 3076
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 103 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £59.00 £43.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in London

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the London region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in London

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in London

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the London region.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in London

CICS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the London region over the 3 months to 17 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
City of London +11 6 £335 -10.66% 3
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 36 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 29 (69.05%) DB2
3 22 (52.38%) COBOL
4 19 (45.24%) IBM
5 18 (42.86%) zOS
6 16 (38.10%) JCL
7 11 (26.19%) SQL
8 10 (23.81%) VSAM
9 8 (19.05%) UNIX
9 8 (19.05%) MQSeries
9 8 (19.05%) ISPF
9 8 (19.05%) WebSphere
9 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 8 (19.05%) Banking
10 7 (16.67%) Middleware
11 6 (14.29%) Web Services
11 6 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (11.90%) OMEGAMON
12 5 (11.90%) Change Management
12 5 (11.90%) Solaris
12 5 (11.90%) RACF
13 4 (9.52%) SSL
13 4 (9.52%) Linux
13 4 (9.52%) ERP
14 3 (7.14%) Korn
14 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
14 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
14 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (7.14%) Relational Database

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (19.05%) MQSeries
1 8 (19.05%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) SAS
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) SSL
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) LDAP
3 2 (4.76%) SNA
4 1 (2.38%) SSH
4 1 (2.38%) SMTP
4 1 (2.38%) S/MIME
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (69.05%) DB2
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (4.76%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.76%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.38%) XPEDITER
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
1 8 (19.05%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) French Language
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Administrator
3 6 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Mainframe Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Programmer
5 4 (9.52%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Developer
6 3 (7.14%) DBA
6 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Middleware Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) ISPF
2 7 (16.67%) Middleware
3 6 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 10 (23.81%) VSAM
3 6 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Tandem
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.38%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) zOS
2 8 (19.05%) UNIX
3 5 (11.90%) Solaris
4 4 (9.52%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) AIX
6 2 (4.76%) MVS
6 2 (4.76%) Windows
6 2 (4.76%) HPUX
6 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Change Management
2 4 (9.52%) ERP
3 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.38%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) COBOL
2 16 (38.10%) JCL
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Korn
4 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
4 3 (7.14%) REXX
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
2 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (4.76%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) IBM
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) BMC
2 3 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
City, London
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago