The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank - 51 69
Contract jobs citing CICS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes - 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.81% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
175 124 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.89% 23.53% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 64 65
Average daily rate £380 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £110 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.35 £13.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -1.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
CICS
Buckinghamshire

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 14 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Easytrieve
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) ISPF

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) ISPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) CA