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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 404 383 376
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing CICS 7 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.18% 0.55% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 18
Average daily rate £425 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.86% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
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
3943 3982 4081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.64% 19.11% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2775 2748
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 76 71
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.80 £39.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
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 5 February 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 24 (88.89%) DB2
2 23 (85.19%) Mainframe
3 19 (70.37%) zOS
4 13 (48.15%) JCL
5 12 (44.44%) CA
6 11 (40.74%) RACF
6 11 (40.74%) QA
7 10 (37.04%) CA Endevor
8 8 (29.63%) COBOL
9 7 (25.93%) IBM
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) Banking
11 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
12 4 (14.81%) Retail
12 4 (14.81%) Migration
12 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (14.81%) Linux
13 3 (11.11%) MQSeries
13 3 (11.11%) Windows
13 3 (11.11%) VSAM
13 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
13 3 (11.11%) LPAR
14 2 (7.41%) Introscope
14 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (7.41%) Jython
14 2 (7.41%) AIX
14 2 (7.41%) Solaris
14 2 (7.41%) Middleware
14 2 (7.41%) Change Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (11.11%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (88.89%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Introscope
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
1 10 (37.04%) CICS Analyst
2 2 (7.41%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (7.41%) Architect
2 2 (7.41%) Consultant
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Specialist
2 2 (7.41%) Server Specialist
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Server Specialist
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Specialist
3 1 (3.70%) CICS Programmer
3 1 (3.70%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (3.70%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (3.70%) Designer
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (3.70%) Migration Architect
3 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (85.19%) Mainframe
2 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (11.11%) LPAR
3 3 (11.11%) VSAM
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) zOS
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) AIX
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 2 (7.41%) Change Management
2 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.70%) Scrum
3 1 (3.70%) SDLC
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) JCL
2 8 (29.63%) COBOL
3 2 (7.41%) Jython
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) RACF
2 1 (3.70%) ACF2
2 1 (3.70%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) CA Endevor
2 2 (7.41%) CA Wily
3 1 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) CA
2 7 (25.93%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) ATG
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software
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