The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 411 415 400
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing CICS 9 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.042% 0.053% 0.089%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Median daily rate £380 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%
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
4153 3790 4138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.34% 16.87% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2874 2562 2943
Median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 82
Median hourly rate £18.35 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.59% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.39%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 3 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for CICS.

1 12 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
3 10 (66.67%) DB2
4 8 (53.33%) zOS
5 6 (40.00%) IBM
6 5 (33.33%) JCL
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Java
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 3 (20.00%) CA
8 3 (20.00%) Validation
8 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (20.00%) VSAM
8 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (13.33%) iPad
9 2 (13.33%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (13.33%) CA Endevor
9 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 2 (13.33%) NATURAL
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 2 (13.33%) COBOL
9 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 2 (13.33%) DevOps
9 2 (13.33%) SaltStack
9 2 (13.33%) Syncsort

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Bluemix
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Adabas
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) ERwin
General
1 11 (73.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Build Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modeller
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) RACF Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Security Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) VSAM
4 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (13.33%) iPad
4 2 (13.33%) SWIFT
5 1 (6.67%) DataPower
5 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) zOS
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) HPUX
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Microservices
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JCL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) COBOL
3 2 (13.33%) NATURAL
4 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) PL/1
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CA Endevor
1 2 (13.33%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) CA
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) SaltStack
3 2 (13.33%) Splunk
3 2 (13.33%) Syncsort
4 1 (6.67%) Pega