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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 426 394 397
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +3
Contract jobs citing CICS 13 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.57% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 17
Average daily rate £240 £400 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £425 £398
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4470 4399 4217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.42% 19.31% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3195 2964 2933
Average daily rate £450 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 114 78
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 1 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) Mainframe
2 16 (80.00%) DB2
3 14 (70.00%) COBOL
4 10 (50.00%) JCL
4 10 (50.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) IBM
5 7 (35.00%) VSAM
6 6 (30.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) Retail
7 5 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (20.00%) Middleware
9 3 (15.00%) zOS
9 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
10 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.00%) ATG
10 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (10.00%) Linux
10 2 (10.00%) UML
10 2 (10.00%) Web Services
10 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
10 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.00%) SNA
11 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
11 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
11 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
11 1 (5.00%) SDLC
11 1 (5.00%) SEPA
11 1 (5.00%) ACF2
11 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SNA
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) 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 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (85.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (35.00%) VSAM
3 5 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.00%) Replication
5 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%) Project Planning
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 Testing
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (5.00%) SDLC
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 14 (70.00%) COBOL
2 10 (50.00%) 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 7 (35.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) ATG
2 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Intel
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (5.00%) VMware