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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 270 - 245
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% - 0.086%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £233
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £398
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -
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
1796 1659 1574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.62% 16.67% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 945 888
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 84
Median hourly rate £14.25 £23.75 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.15 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £40.11 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing CICS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CICS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for CICS.

1 16 (94.12%) JCL
2 15 (88.24%) COBOL
3 14 (82.35%) IBM
4 13 (76.47%) REXX
4 13 (76.47%) zOS
5 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (70.59%) Assembly Language
5 12 (70.59%) MQSeries
5 12 (70.59%) C++
5 12 (70.59%) Windows
5 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
6 11 (64.71%) CA
7 9 (52.94%) Easytrieve
7 9 (52.94%) CLIST
7 9 (52.94%) ISPF
7 9 (52.94%) Mentoring
8 6 (35.29%) HP
9 3 (17.65%) Control-M
9 3 (17.65%) Linux
9 3 (17.65%) DB2
9 3 (17.65%) Unix
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Banking
10 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) PowerCenter
10 2 (11.76%) CRM
11 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (5.88%) RACF
11 1 (5.88%) MVS

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (70.59%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SNA
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Easytrieve
2 3 (17.65%) DB2
3 2 (11.76%) PowerCenter
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) CICS Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Business Process Architect
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) DB2 Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Strategy Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) ISPF
2 1 (5.88%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) zOS
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Mentoring
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) JCL
2 15 (88.24%) COBOL
3 13 (76.47%) REXX
4 12 (70.59%) Assembly Language
4 12 (70.59%) C++
5 9 (52.94%) CLIST
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) RACF
1 1 (5.88%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Control-M
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) IBM
2 11 (64.71%) CA
3 6 (35.29%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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