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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 256 222 231
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +9
Contract jobs citing CICS 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.070% 0.097%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Average daily rate
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- £488 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £374 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -
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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
1716 1460 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.45% 17.11% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 782 724
Average daily rate £375 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 91
Average hourly rate £19.38 £14.50 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.65% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) BMC
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) International Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SLA

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) International Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planner
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) COBOL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (20.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) EMC
1 2 (40.00%) BMC
1 2 (40.00%) NetApp
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) 3PAR