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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 356 397 409
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +12
Contract jobs citing CICS 50 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.052% 0.026%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.09% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 4 1
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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
4584 4329 4184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.92% 18.63% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3116 2912 2660
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 74 142
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 +2 9 £344 -
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 62 (83.78%) DB2
2 44 (59.46%) COBOL
3 30 (40.54%) Mainframe
4 28 (37.84%) zOS
5 26 (35.14%) JCL
6 24 (32.43%) Finance
7 22 (29.73%) Migration
7 22 (29.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 22 (29.73%) WebSphere
7 22 (29.73%) LPAR
8 16 (21.62%) Windows
8 16 (21.62%) Linux
9 15 (20.27%) CA
10 14 (18.92%) MVS
10 14 (18.92%) AIX
10 14 (18.92%) Solaris
10 14 (18.92%) Introscope
10 14 (18.92%) Jython
10 14 (18.92%) Banking
10 14 (18.92%) CA Wily
10 14 (18.92%) General Ledger
11 13 (17.57%) WebSphere Portal
11 13 (17.57%) WebSphere Process Server
12 12 (16.22%) VBA
12 12 (16.22%) HTML
12 12 (16.22%) FTP
12 12 (16.22%) Control-M
12 12 (16.22%) IMS/DB
13 8 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (9.46%) VSAM

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 22 (29.73%) WebSphere Application Server
1 22 (29.73%) WebSphere
2 13 (17.57%) WebSphere Portal
2 13 (17.57%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (5.41%) SAS
4 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (83.78%) DB2
2 12 (16.22%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Introscope
2 2 (2.70%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.35%) Toad
3 1 (1.35%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.35%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Banking
2 14 (18.92%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) WebSphere Administrator
2 11 (14.86%) WebSphere Specialist
2 11 (14.86%) Administrator
3 8 (10.81%) Server Specialist
3 8 (10.81%) Applications Specialist
3 8 (10.81%) Developer
3 8 (10.81%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 6 (8.11%) Programmer
4 6 (8.11%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 6 (8.11%) Server Administrator
5 5 (6.76%) DB2 DBA
5 5 (6.76%) Senior DBA
5 5 (6.76%) DBA
5 5 (6.76%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.41%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 4 (5.41%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) CICS Programmer
6 4 (5.41%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.05%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) HTML
2 8 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (6.76%) ISPF
4 4 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.54%) Mainframe
2 22 (29.73%) LPAR
3 7 (9.46%) VSAM
4 4 (5.41%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) AS400
7 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.84%) zOS
2 16 (21.62%) Windows
2 16 (21.62%) Linux
3 14 (18.92%) AIX
3 14 (18.92%) Solaris
3 14 (18.92%) MVS
4 3 (4.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) Migration
2 5 (6.76%) SDLC
3 4 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (2.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (2.70%) Project Management
4 2 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (1.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (1.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (1.35%) High Availability
5 1 (1.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (59.46%) COBOL
2 26 (35.14%) JCL
3 14 (18.92%) Jython
4 12 (16.22%) VBA
5 7 (9.46%) SQL
6 4 (5.41%) Assembly Language
6 4 (5.41%) SELCOPY
7 2 (2.70%) Java
8 1 (1.35%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) CA Wily
2 12 (16.22%) Control-M
3 6 (8.11%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.35%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) CA
2 5 (6.76%) IBM
2 5 (6.76%) BMC
3 2 (2.70%) WorldPay
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
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