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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 383 395 399
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing CICS 41 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.85% 0.46% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 10
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£413 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.13% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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
4840 4585 4519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.44% 18.92% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3340 3018 2943
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 113 114
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +11 3 - -
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 59 (84.29%) DB2
2 34 (48.57%) COBOL
2 34 (48.57%) zOS
3 29 (41.43%) Migration
3 29 (41.43%) WebSphere
4 28 (40.00%) LPAR
4 28 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 28 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 25 (35.71%) JCL
6 23 (32.86%) CA
7 22 (31.43%) Windows
7 22 (31.43%) Linux
7 22 (31.43%) Finance
8 19 (27.14%) Jython
8 19 (27.14%) Introscope
8 19 (27.14%) AIX
8 19 (27.14%) Solaris
8 19 (27.14%) CA Wily
9 14 (20.00%) General Ledger
9 14 (20.00%) MVS
10 13 (18.57%) WebSphere Process Server
10 13 (18.57%) WebSphere Portal
11 12 (17.14%) Banking
11 12 (17.14%) IMS/DB
11 12 (17.14%) Control-M
11 12 (17.14%) FTP
11 12 (17.14%) VBA
11 12 (17.14%) HTML
12 9 (12.86%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (7.14%) CA Endevor

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 29 (41.43%) WebSphere
2 28 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (18.57%) WebSphere Portal
3 13 (18.57%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.86%) VisionPLUS
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (84.29%) DB2
2 12 (17.14%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Introscope
2 1 (1.43%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.43%) XPEDITER
General
1 22 (31.43%) Finance
2 14 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 12 (17.14%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) WebSphere Specialist
2 13 (18.57%) Applications Specialist
2 13 (18.57%) Server Specialist
2 13 (18.57%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Administrator
3 12 (17.14%) WebSphere Administrator
4 8 (11.43%) Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Server Administrator
5 6 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
7 3 (4.29%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.86%) Programmer
8 2 (2.86%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.86%) COBOL Programmer
8 2 (2.86%) COBOL Analyst
9 1 (1.43%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) HTML
2 9 (12.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
4 1 (1.43%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 28 (40.00%) LPAR
2 4 (5.71%) VSAM
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) AS400
5 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (48.57%) zOS
2 22 (31.43%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) Linux
3 19 (27.14%) AIX
3 19 (27.14%) Solaris
4 14 (20.00%) MVS
5 4 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Migration
2 4 (5.71%) SDLC
3 2 (2.86%) Project Management
3 2 (2.86%) Scrum
3 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (1.43%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.43%) Test Automation
4 1 (1.43%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (1.43%) Change Management
4 1 (1.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (48.57%) COBOL
2 25 (35.71%) JCL
3 19 (27.14%) Jython
4 12 (17.14%) VBA
5 2 (2.86%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) SQL
6 1 (1.43%) VB
6 1 (1.43%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) RACF
2 1 (1.43%) ClearTrust
2 1 (1.43%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) CA Wily
2 12 (17.14%) Control-M
3 5 (7.14%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) CA
2 3 (4.29%) IBM
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) WorldPay