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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 143 - 126
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing CICS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% - 0.037%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £364 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-85.45% -
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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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
583 380 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.39% 16.96% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 244 237
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -9.73%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (80.00%) JCL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) RACF
3 2 (40.00%) ISPF
3 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) COBOL
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) REXX
4 1 (20.00%) NATURAL
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Adabas
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

CICS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Adabas
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Environment Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ISPF
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JCL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) COBOL
3 2 (40.00%) REXX
4 1 (20.00%) NATURAL
4 1 (20.00%) C#
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM