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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 401 362 389
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +27
Contract jobs citing CICS 27 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.59% 1.21% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 11
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£335 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £245 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £326
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +4.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
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
4614 4719 4571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.73% 18.63% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3168 3213 2989
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 92 154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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 -6 5 £335 -10.66%
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 37 (94.87%) Mainframe
2 30 (76.92%) DB2
3 18 (46.15%) COBOL
4 17 (43.59%) IBM
4 17 (43.59%) zOS
5 15 (38.46%) JCL
6 12 (30.77%) Finance
6 12 (30.77%) Banking
7 11 (28.21%) VSAM
7 11 (28.21%) WebSphere
7 11 (28.21%) OMEGAMON
7 11 (28.21%) IBM Mainframe
7 11 (28.21%) RACF
7 11 (28.21%) REXX
7 11 (28.21%) UNIX
8 9 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (20.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (20.51%) MQSeries
9 8 (20.51%) ISPF
10 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
10 7 (17.95%) SMTP
10 7 (17.95%) Middleware
11 6 (15.38%) SQL
12 4 (10.26%) Web Services
12 4 (10.26%) Linux
12 4 (10.26%) SSL
13 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
13 3 (7.69%) AIX
13 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
13 3 (7.69%) Java

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 11 (28.21%) WebSphere
2 8 (20.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (20.51%) MQSeries
3 2 (5.13%) SAS
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SMTP
2 4 (10.26%) SSL
3 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) SNA
4 2 (5.13%) LDAP
5 1 (2.56%) S/MIME
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (76.92%) DB2
2 2 (5.13%) IDMS
2 2 (5.13%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.13%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.56%) XPEDITER
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
1 12 (30.77%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) French Language
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Mainframe Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Mainframe Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Programmer
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Architect
6 1 (2.56%) CICS Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (2.56%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (20.51%) ISPF
3 7 (17.95%) Middleware
4 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (94.87%) Mainframe
2 11 (28.21%) VSAM
2 11 (28.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Tandem
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) HACMP
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) zOS
2 11 (28.21%) UNIX
3 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) AIX
5 2 (5.13%) HPUX
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
5 2 (5.13%) Windows
5 2 (5.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
2 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (5.13%) Change Management
3 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Validation
4 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.56%) B2B
4 1 (2.56%) Test Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) COBOL
2 15 (38.46%) JCL
3 11 (28.21%) REXX
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (7.69%) Assembly Language
6 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) C
6 2 (5.13%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) PL/1
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (5.13%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) IBM
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) BMC
3 2 (5.13%) CA
4 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.56%) SAP