The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 77 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - £110.00
CICS
Berkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
176 164 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.96% 18.81% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 83 100
Average daily rate £350 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £33.50 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.80% +122.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

CICS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) REXX
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) IBM