The first table below looks at the demand for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 11 July 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 South East 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 240 221 234
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.096% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.57% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £369 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £388 £308
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +26.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1661 1415 1574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.54% 16.96% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 766 748
Average daily rate £350 £355 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 99 83
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £37.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
CICS
England

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the South East region.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CICS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (81.82%) COBOL
2 8 (72.73%) DB2
2 8 (72.73%) JCL
3 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
4 6 (54.55%) UNIX
4 6 (54.55%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
4 6 (54.55%) RedPrairie
5 5 (45.45%) Retail
6 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
6 4 (36.36%) JDA
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) IBM
8 1 (9.09%) CA
8 1 (9.09%) CRM
8 1 (9.09%) Web Services
8 1 (9.09%) EFT
8 1 (9.09%) EFTPOS
8 1 (9.09%) Code Coverage
8 1 (9.09%) RACF
8 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
8 1 (9.09%) XPEDITER
8 1 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (9.09%) Project Management
8 1 (9.09%) Banking
8 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
8 1 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (9.09%) System Testing

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) XPEDITER
1 1 (9.09%) ChangeMan
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Architect
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) DB2 Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) EFT
2 1 (9.09%) EFTPOS
2 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Code Coverage
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) System Testing
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) COBOL
2 8 (72.73%) JCL
3 6 (54.55%) Java
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
1 1 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) RedPrairie
2 4 (36.36%) JDA
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) CA