The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 406 396 401
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing CICS 12 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.66% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 10
Median daily rate £240 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -9.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
4448 4408 4253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.45% 19.19% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3244 2950 2939
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 121 68
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +34 1 £525 +40.00% 2
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for CICS.

1 16 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (75.00%) DB2
3 13 (65.00%) COBOL
4 10 (50.00%) Finance
5 9 (45.00%) JCL
6 7 (35.00%) VSAM
7 6 (30.00%) Banking
7 6 (30.00%) IBM
8 5 (25.00%) Retail
9 4 (20.00%) Middleware
9 4 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (15.00%) zOS
10 3 (15.00%) SNA
10 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
11 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
11 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
11 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
11 2 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.00%) ATG
11 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 2 (10.00%) Linux
11 2 (10.00%) UML
11 2 (10.00%) Web Services
11 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (10.00%) CA
12 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
12 1 (5.00%) ACF2
12 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SNA
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
1 8 (40.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 6 (30.00%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (15.00%) CICS Programmer
3 3 (15.00%) Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (35.00%) VSAM
3 4 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) zOS
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) SUSE
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
2 1 (5.00%) Change Management
2 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) COBOL
2 9 (45.00%) JCL
3 1 (5.00%) REXX
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) COREP
1 1 (5.00%) FINREP
1 1 (5.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) ACF2
1 1 (5.00%) RACF
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) ATG
2 2 (10.00%) CA
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) Intel
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) VMware