The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.13% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.66% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £425 £398
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -
CICS
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
151 161 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.89% 17.52% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 93 72
Average daily rate £425 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £248 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £16.14 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS across the Milton Keynes region.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 12 (92.31%) JCL
2 11 (84.62%) COBOL
2 11 (84.62%) IBM
3 10 (76.92%) Assembly Language
3 10 (76.92%) MQSeries
3 10 (76.92%) C++
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) REXX
3 10 (76.92%) zOS
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
4 9 (69.23%) CA
5 8 (61.54%) Easytrieve
5 8 (61.54%) Mentoring
6 7 (53.85%) CLIST
6 7 (53.85%) ISPF
7 5 (38.46%) HP
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 1 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (7.69%) APPC
9 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
9 1 (7.69%) Control-M
9 1 (7.69%) RACF
9 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
9 1 (7.69%) Microsoft

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 10 (76.92%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SNA
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Easytrieve
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) CICS Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Architect
4 1 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Information Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) ISPF
2 1 (7.69%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (76.92%) zOS
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JCL
2 11 (84.62%) COBOL
3 10 (76.92%) Assembly Language
3 10 (76.92%) C++
3 10 (76.92%) REXX
4 7 (53.85%) CLIST
5 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Control-M
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) IBM
2 9 (69.23%) CA
3 5 (38.46%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle