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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 366 365 366
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing CICS 20 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.097% 0.16% 0.030%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.52% 0.89% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 2
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£350 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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
3875 4041 3743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.74% 18.49% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2718 2439
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 73 135
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £34.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 0 3 £501 +25.25% 2
Bromley - - - - 1
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 37 (78.72%) DB2
2 31 (65.96%) Mainframe
3 29 (61.70%) COBOL
4 16 (34.04%) Web Services
5 15 (31.91%) Assembly Language
6 14 (29.79%) JCL
6 14 (29.79%) IBM
7 13 (27.66%) OMEGAMON
8 12 (25.53%) SAS
8 12 (25.53%) zOS
8 12 (25.53%) VSAM
9 11 (23.40%) Banking
9 11 (23.40%) Finance
10 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
10 9 (19.15%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (19.15%) REXX
10 9 (19.15%) UNIX
10 9 (19.15%) MQSeries
11 8 (17.02%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (14.89%) RACF
12 7 (14.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (14.89%) Middleware
12 7 (14.89%) SMTP
12 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
12 7 (14.89%) ISPF
13 5 (10.64%) CA Endevor
14 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
14 3 (6.38%) BMC
14 3 (6.38%) SQL
14 3 (6.38%) SELCOPY

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (25.53%) SAS
2 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 9 (19.15%) MQSeries
3 7 (14.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) SMTP
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) SNA
4 1 (2.13%) SSH
4 1 (2.13%) S/MIME
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (78.72%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Toad
1 1 (2.13%) XPEDITER
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (23.40%) Banking
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Programmer
1 11 (23.40%) CICS Programmer
1 11 (23.40%) Technical Leader
2 10 (21.28%) Systems Programmer
2 10 (21.28%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) DBA
5 3 (6.38%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (6.38%) Mainframe Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Mainframe Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Mainframe Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior DBA
7 1 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (14.89%) Middleware
3 7 (14.89%) ISPF
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 31 (65.96%) Mainframe
2 12 (25.53%) VSAM
3 9 (19.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) zOS
2 9 (19.15%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) MVS
4 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
2 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (4.26%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
3 1 (2.13%) Change Management
3 1 (2.13%) BPEL
3 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis
3 1 (2.13%) Validation
3 1 (2.13%) Migration
3 1 (2.13%) SOA
3 1 (2.13%) B2B
3 1 (2.13%) ERP
3 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.13%) Performance Testing
3 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.13%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (2.13%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) COBOL
2 15 (31.91%) Assembly Language
3 14 (29.79%) JCL
4 9 (19.15%) REXX
5 3 (6.38%) SQL
5 3 (6.38%) SELCOPY
6 2 (4.26%) Java
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (10.64%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) IBM
2 3 (6.38%) BMC
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) CA
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
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