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 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 371 375 360
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing CICS 26 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.025%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.65% 0.72% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 1
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£350 £416 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.81% +10.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £230
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +63.04%
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
4004 4040 3722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.85% 18.27% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2756 2691 2414
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 84 117
Average hourly rate £20.22 £22.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -0.96%

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 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 2 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 0 5 £501 +25.25% 3
Bromley - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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 38 (79.17%) DB2
2 30 (62.50%) COBOL
3 28 (58.33%) Mainframe
4 16 (33.33%) Web Services
5 14 (29.17%) Assembly Language
6 13 (27.08%) IBM
6 13 (27.08%) Banking
7 12 (25.00%) Finance
7 12 (25.00%) SAS
8 11 (22.92%) zOS
8 11 (22.92%) JCL
8 11 (22.92%) OMEGAMON
9 10 (20.83%) VSAM
10 9 (18.75%) REXX
10 9 (18.75%) UNIX
10 9 (18.75%) WebSphere
10 9 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (14.58%) RACF
12 7 (14.58%) ISPF
12 7 (14.58%) SQL
12 7 (14.58%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (14.58%) SMTP
12 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
13 6 (12.50%) BMC
13 6 (12.50%) MQSeries
14 5 (10.42%) Middleware
14 5 (10.42%) CA Endevor
15 4 (8.33%) Change Management
16 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (25.00%) SAS
2 9 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 7 (14.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (12.50%) MQSeries
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.08%) IIS
6 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) SMTP
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) SNA
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
3 1 (2.08%) S/MIME
3 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (79.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.08%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Toad
1 1 (2.08%) XPEDITER
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (27.08%) Banking
2 12 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Programmer
1 11 (22.92%) Technical Leader
1 11 (22.92%) CICS Programmer
2 10 (20.83%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 10 (20.83%) Systems Programmer
3 7 (14.58%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) DBA
4 6 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior DBA
6 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (14.58%) ISPF
4 5 (10.42%) Middleware
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 28 (58.33%) Mainframe
2 10 (20.83%) VSAM
3 9 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) zOS
2 9 (18.75%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
2 4 (8.33%) Change Management
3 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.08%) SOA
5 1 (2.08%) B2B
5 1 (2.08%) Validation
5 1 (2.08%) Migration
5 1 (2.08%) BPEL
5 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.08%) High Availability
5 1 (2.08%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) COBOL
2 14 (29.17%) Assembly Language
3 11 (22.92%) JCL
4 9 (18.75%) REXX
5 7 (14.58%) SQL
6 3 (6.25%) SELCOPY
7 2 (4.17%) Java
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) C++
8 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) COBIT
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (10.42%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) IBM
2 6 (12.50%) BMC
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) CA