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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 267 249 232
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Contract jobs citing CICS 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.081% 0.022% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.42% 0.12% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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
1919 1707 1494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.38% 18.53% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 942 818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 85 72
Average hourly rate £18.68 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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
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 4 September 2015. 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
Hampshire - 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 1 - -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) DB2
2 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) COBOL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Cognos
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) JCL
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) Billing
5 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (37.50%) Fujitsu
5 3 (37.50%) CA Endevor
5 3 (37.50%) CA
5 3 (37.50%) zOS
5 3 (37.50%) RACF
5 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
7 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) DB2
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) zOS
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) COBOL
2 4 (50.00%) JCL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Cognos
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) CA
3 3 (37.50%) Fujitsu