The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 242 265 239
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -26
Contract jobs citing CICS 14 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.032% 0.071%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.91% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate £523 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £475 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £469 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 - -
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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1546 1663 1489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.01% 17.66% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 936 747
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 74 81
Average hourly rate £17.64 £18.25 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% +18.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £12.48 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.59 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS across the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire - 13 £523 -
Berkshire +5 1 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 29 (80.56%) JCL
2 25 (69.44%) CA
2 25 (69.44%) COBOL
3 22 (61.11%) zOS
3 22 (61.11%) Mainframe
4 21 (58.33%) Windows
5 19 (52.78%) DB2
5 19 (52.78%) IBM
6 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
7 16 (44.44%) REXX
7 16 (44.44%) Assembly Language
7 16 (44.44%) C++
8 13 (36.11%) Easytrieve
9 12 (33.33%) ISPF
9 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (33.33%) MQSeries
9 12 (33.33%) CLIST
10 11 (30.56%) RACF
11 10 (27.78%) CA Endevor
11 10 (27.78%) QA
11 10 (27.78%) Finance
12 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 6 (16.67%) HP
14 5 (13.89%) Cognos
14 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
15 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
15 4 (11.11%) Fujitsu
15 4 (11.11%) Banking

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (33.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) FTP
1 2 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) SNA
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) DB2
2 13 (36.11%) Easytrieve
3 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) VisualAge
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Architect
2 13 (36.11%) Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) CICS Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (11.11%) Cognos Architect
6 4 (11.11%) Systems Architect
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Development Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Development Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.78%) Consultant
9 1 (2.78%) Information Architect
9 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) ISPF
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.11%) VSAM
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) zOS
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
4 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.56%) Data Transformation
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) JCL
2 25 (69.44%) COBOL
3 16 (44.44%) Assembly Language
3 16 (44.44%) C++
3 16 (44.44%) REXX
4 12 (33.33%) CLIST
5 4 (11.11%) C#
5 4 (11.11%) Perl
5 4 (11.11%) VBA
6 2 (5.56%) SQL
7 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) RACF
2 4 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.78%) Control-M
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) CA
2 19 (52.78%) IBM
3 6 (16.67%) HP
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.89%) Cognos
5 4 (11.11%) Fujitsu
5 4 (11.11%) Micro Focus
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle