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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 379 370 369
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing CICS 24 38 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.17% 0.038%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.59% 0.90% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 2
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£400 £415 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.98% -1.42%
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
4089 4206 3877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.66% 18.29% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2738 2844 2531
Average daily rate £413 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 92 120
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.15 £45.00 £50.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -7.89%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +8 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Bromley - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 34 (82.93%) DB2
2 27 (65.85%) COBOL
3 20 (48.78%) Mainframe
4 14 (34.15%) Web Services
5 13 (31.71%) Assembly Language
6 12 (29.27%) SAS
7 11 (26.83%) Banking
8 10 (24.39%) zOS
9 9 (21.95%) JCL
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) VSAM
11 7 (17.07%) ISPF
11 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
11 7 (17.07%) SQL
11 7 (17.07%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (14.63%) IBM
12 6 (14.63%) CA Endevor
13 5 (12.20%) OMEGAMON
13 5 (12.20%) REXX
13 5 (12.20%) BMC
13 5 (12.20%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (12.20%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (9.76%) UNIX
14 4 (9.76%) Migration
14 4 (9.76%) Change Management
15 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Process Server
15 3 (7.32%) MQSeries
15 3 (7.32%) SMTP
15 3 (7.32%) RACF
15 3 (7.32%) CA

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 12 (29.27%) SAS
2 7 (17.07%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) MQSeries
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SMTP
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (82.93%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) XPEDITER
1 2 (4.88%) Introscope
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
2 1 (2.44%) Toad
General
1 11 (26.83%) Banking
2 9 (21.95%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Programmer
1 11 (26.83%) Technical Leader
1 11 (26.83%) CICS Programmer
2 10 (24.39%) Systems Programmer
2 10 (24.39%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) DBA
4 5 (12.20%) Senior DBA
4 5 (12.20%) DB2 DBA
4 5 (12.20%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Server Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (2.44%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.44%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Web Services
2 7 (17.07%) ISPF
3 5 (12.20%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Mainframe
2 8 (19.51%) VSAM
3 5 (12.20%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (7.32%) LPAR
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) zOS
2 4 (9.76%) UNIX
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) AIX
3 2 (4.88%) Solaris
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) Change Management
1 4 (9.76%) Migration
2 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
3 2 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.44%) SOA
4 1 (2.44%) Project Management
4 1 (2.44%) BPEL
4 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
4 1 (2.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 27 (65.85%) COBOL
2 13 (31.71%) Assembly Language
3 9 (21.95%) JCL
4 7 (17.07%) SQL
5 5 (12.20%) REXX
6 3 (7.32%) SELCOPY
7 2 (4.88%) Jython
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) CA Endevor
2 5 (12.20%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (4.88%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) IBM
2 5 (12.20%) BMC
3 3 (7.32%) CA
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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