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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 377 376 391
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing CICS 26 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.084% 0.023%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.46% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 1
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£375 £415 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
4249 4126 3921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.17% 18.23% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2843 2869 2495
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 60 168
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.40 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
City of London +12 9 £375 -6.25% 4
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 45 (86.54%) DB2
2 29 (55.77%) COBOL
3 26 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 22 (42.31%) zOS
5 15 (28.85%) Migration
6 14 (26.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (26.92%) WebSphere
6 14 (26.92%) LPAR
7 12 (23.08%) JCL
7 12 (23.08%) Finance
8 11 (21.15%) Banking
9 10 (19.23%) Assembly Language
9 10 (19.23%) CA
9 10 (19.23%) Web Services
9 10 (19.23%) SAS
10 9 (17.31%) Windows
10 9 (17.31%) Linux
11 8 (15.38%) AIX
11 8 (15.38%) Solaris
11 8 (15.38%) Introscope
11 8 (15.38%) Jython
11 8 (15.38%) VSAM
11 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Process Server
11 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
11 8 (15.38%) CA Wily
12 7 (13.46%) CA Endevor
12 7 (13.46%) SQL
13 6 (11.54%) IBM
13 6 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (9.62%) BMC

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (26.92%) WebSphere Application Server
1 14 (26.92%) WebSphere
2 10 (19.23%) SAS
3 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Process Server
3 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (3.85%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (86.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Introscope
2 2 (3.85%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.92%) Toad
3 1 (1.92%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Technical Leader
1 10 (19.23%) Systems Programmer
1 10 (19.23%) Programmer
1 10 (19.23%) CICS Systems Programmer
1 10 (19.23%) CICS Programmer
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) WebSphere Administrator
3 7 (13.46%) WebSphere Specialist
3 7 (13.46%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) DBA
4 5 (9.62%) Senior DBA
4 5 (9.62%) DB2 DBA
5 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Server Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Server Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Web Services
2 6 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (9.62%) ISPF
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (26.92%) LPAR
3 8 (15.38%) VSAM
4 4 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) AS400
6 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) zOS
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 8 (15.38%) AIX
3 8 (15.38%) Solaris
4 2 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
4 1 (1.92%) Project Management
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.92%) Performance Testing
4 1 (1.92%) Test Automation
4 1 (1.92%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) COBOL
2 12 (23.08%) JCL
3 10 (19.23%) Assembly Language
4 8 (15.38%) Jython
5 7 (13.46%) SQL
6 4 (7.69%) SELCOPY
7 1 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) CA Wily
2 7 (13.46%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) CA
2 6 (11.54%) IBM
3 5 (9.62%) BMC
4 2 (3.85%) WorldPay
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