The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 403 400 381
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing CICS 14 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.054% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.32% 0.30% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £402 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £418 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.43% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4412 4334 4637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.78% 17.85% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2898 2762 2974
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 140 164
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £14.01 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
CICS
England

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
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 29 July 2014. 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 +23 2 - - 4
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 29 (64.44%) IBM
2 27 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 22 (48.89%) SQL
4 21 (46.67%) DB2
5 18 (40.00%) WebSphere
6 17 (37.78%) COBOL
7 16 (35.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (35.56%) UNIX
7 16 (35.56%) Web Services
7 16 (35.56%) Solaris
8 14 (31.11%) ERP
8 14 (31.11%) IIS
8 14 (31.11%) zOS
8 14 (31.11%) Bash Shell
8 14 (31.11%) Relational Database
8 14 (31.11%) Korn
9 13 (28.89%) Apple iOS
9 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
10 12 (26.67%) ITIL
10 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
11 11 (24.44%) JCL
12 8 (17.78%) Banking
13 7 (15.56%) Incident Management
13 7 (15.56%) Business Continuity
13 7 (15.56%) Finance
13 7 (15.56%) Performance Management
13 7 (15.56%) Business Continuity Planning
13 7 (15.56%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (15.56%) BCP
13 7 (15.56%) CA

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 18 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 16 (35.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (31.11%) IIS
4 13 (28.89%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.44%) MQSeries
5 2 (4.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) DB2
2 14 (31.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) IDMS
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.44%) ChangeMan
3 1 (2.22%) CA Gen
General
1 8 (17.78%) Banking
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) French Language
5 1 (2.22%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Service Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Administrator
4 7 (15.56%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Mainframe Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Systems Programmer
5 6 (13.33%) Programmer
6 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.67%) DBA
7 3 (6.67%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Mainframe Programmer
8 2 (4.44%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (4.44%) Mainframe Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) Web Services
2 6 (13.33%) ISPF
3 2 (4.44%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (15.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (11.11%) VSAM
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.44%) Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) Tandem
6 1 (2.22%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.22%) HACMP
6 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) UNIX
1 16 (35.56%) Solaris
2 14 (31.11%) zOS
3 13 (28.89%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.89%) Windows
5 2 (4.44%) AIX
5 2 (4.44%) HPUX
5 2 (4.44%) MVS
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) ERP
2 12 (26.67%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.56%) BCP
3 7 (15.56%) Business Continuity
3 7 (15.56%) Incident Management
3 7 (15.56%) Performance Management
3 7 (15.56%) Business Continuity Planning
4 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.11%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.22%) Scrum
8 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.22%) Migration
8 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 17 (37.78%) COBOL
3 14 (31.11%) Korn
3 14 (31.11%) Bash Shell
4 11 (24.44%) JCL
5 4 (8.89%) REXX
6 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) C++
6 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.22%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) Java
7 1 (2.22%) PL/1
7 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (4.44%) BladeLogic
2 2 (4.44%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.22%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) IBM
2 7 (15.56%) CA
3 2 (4.44%) BMC
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
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