The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 147 143 139
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.033% 0.031% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.18% 0.19% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £550 £525 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +33.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
560 536 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.38% 16.72% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 373 318
Median daily rate £375 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 21
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% +85.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £16.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

CICS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

CICS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CICS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £550 -
CICS
England

CICS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 West region with a requirement for CICS.

1 13 (100.00%) DB2
2 12 (92.31%) COBOL
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) Mainframe
5 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
5 7 (53.85%) zOS
6 6 (46.15%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Logistics
7 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
8 2 (15.38%) IBM
8 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (7.69%) Line Management
9 1 (7.69%) zSecure
9 1 (7.69%) RACF
9 1 (7.69%) VisualAge
9 1 (7.69%) Validation
9 1 (7.69%) Service Management
9 1 (7.69%) Management Information System

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VisualAge
General
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) COBOL Developer
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) DB2 Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) RACF Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Security Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) COBOL
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM