The table below looks at the statistics for CICS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CICS over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 492 525 527
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +2
Contract jobs citing CICS 129 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.19% 0.72% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 37 16
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£425 £373 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £205 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10869 10358 9195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.91% 18.39% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6930 6112 5340
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 432 385
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

CICS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CICS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

CICS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CICS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CICS within the UK.

CICS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CICS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

CICS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CICS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CICS within the UK.

CICS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CICS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CICS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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
England +6 99 £425 +14.86% 5
London +34 38 £413 +23.13% 2
North West -15 28 £450 +129.29% 1
Scotland +16 21 £260 -18.75% 2
Manchester -11 19 £465 +264.70% 1
Glasgow +16 11 £260 -10.34% 1
Edinburgh -6 10 £475 +15.85% 1
West Midlands +11 9 £413 +4.03%
Warwickshire +11 8 £419 +6.55%
West Yorkshire -18 8 £500 +39.86%
Yorkshire -20 8 £500 +39.86%
Warwick - 8 £419 -
Liverpool +1 6 - -
Merseyside -6 6 - -
South East -14 6 - -
Hampshire - 6 - -
Halifax - 5 £500 -
Nottinghamshire -10 4 £450 -30.76% 2
Nottingham -11 4 £450 - 2
East Midlands -12 4 £450 -30.76% 2
City of London 0 3 - -
Leeds -28 3 - -
South West -7 2 £538 +36.94%
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
Havant - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £538 -
Birmingham +6 1 £325 -18.75%
East of England -3 1 £320 -16.06%
Essex -5 1 £320 -16.06%

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 139 (65.57%) Mainframe
2 137 (64.62%) DB2
3 104 (49.06%) zOS
4 88 (41.51%) JCL
5 79 (37.26%) COBOL
6 72 (33.96%) CA
7 65 (30.66%) Finance
8 61 (28.77%) WebSphere
9 56 (26.42%) Migration
10 51 (24.06%) WebSphere Application Server
11 49 (23.11%) IBM
12 46 (21.70%) LPAR
13 43 (20.28%) Linux
14 40 (18.87%) RACF
14 40 (18.87%) AIX
15 39 (18.40%) Windows
16 38 (17.92%) Solaris
16 38 (17.92%) VSAM
17 33 (15.57%) UNIX
17 33 (15.57%) Time Sharing Option
18 31 (14.62%) ISPF
19 29 (13.68%) CA Wily
19 29 (13.68%) Introscope
19 29 (13.68%) Jython
20 24 (11.32%) Control-M
20 24 (11.32%) Banking
21 23 (10.85%) MVS
21 23 (10.85%) Middleware
22 22 (10.38%) WebSphere Portal
23 21 (9.91%) WebSphere Process Server

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 61 (28.77%) WebSphere
2 51 (24.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (10.38%) WebSphere Portal
4 21 (9.91%) WebSphere Process Server
5 9 (4.25%) MQSeries
6 6 (2.83%) SAS
7 4 (1.89%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 3 (1.42%) Confluence
8 3 (1.42%) Apache
9 2 (0.94%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.91%) FTP
2 14 (6.60%) SSL
3 10 (4.72%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.83%) SNA
4 6 (2.83%) SMS
4 6 (2.83%) SMTP
4 6 (2.83%) Kerberos
4 6 (2.83%) SSH
5 4 (1.89%) Firewall
6 3 (1.42%) NAS
6 3 (1.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.47%) HTTP
7 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (64.62%) DB2
2 14 (6.60%) DataStage
2 14 (6.60%) IMS/DB
3 7 (3.30%) BODI
3 7 (3.30%) Adabas
4 5 (2.36%) Pentaho
5 4 (1.89%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.94%) OLAP
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.47%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 29 (13.68%) Introscope
2 3 (1.42%) JUnit
2 3 (1.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.94%) ERwin
4 1 (0.47%) XPEDITER
4 1 (0.47%) ChangeMan
General
1 65 (30.66%) Finance
2 24 (11.32%) Banking
3 16 (7.55%) General Ledger
4 5 (2.36%) Billing
5 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (20.28%) Analyst
2 34 (16.04%) Administrator
3 29 (13.68%) WebSphere Administrator
4 26 (12.26%) Developer
5 18 (8.49%) WebSphere Specialist
6 15 (7.08%) Applications Specialist
6 15 (7.08%) Server Specialist
6 15 (7.08%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 14 (6.60%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 14 (6.60%) Mainframe Consultant
7 14 (6.60%) Server Administrator
7 14 (6.60%) Consultant
8 13 (6.13%) Architect
8 13 (6.13%) Mainframe Developer
9 11 (5.19%) COBOL Developer
10 9 (4.25%) Technical Design Leader
10 9 (4.25%) Programmer
11 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.83%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (2.83%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.62%) ISPF
2 23 (10.85%) Middleware
3 20 (9.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 17 (8.02%) HTML
5 7 (3.30%) Web Services
5 7 (3.30%) XML
5 7 (3.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (1.89%) Spring
6 4 (1.89%) WSDL
7 3 (1.42%) EntireX
7 3 (1.42%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.42%) Java EE
8 2 (0.94%) Grails
8 2 (0.94%) .NET
8 2 (0.94%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.94%) JAXB
9 1 (0.47%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 139 (65.57%) Mainframe
2 46 (21.70%) LPAR
3 38 (17.92%) VSAM
4 18 (8.49%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.83%) BYOD
6 6 (2.83%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.89%) PKI
7 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.42%) AS400
8 3 (1.42%) Tandem
8 3 (1.42%) EFT
9 2 (0.94%) W3C
9 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.94%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.94%) DataPower
9 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) PMI
10 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 104 (49.06%) zOS
2 43 (20.28%) Linux
3 40 (18.87%) AIX
4 39 (18.40%) Windows
5 38 (17.92%) Solaris
6 33 (15.57%) UNIX
7 23 (10.85%) MVS
8 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.47%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.42%) Migration
2 19 (8.96%) ITIL
3 12 (5.66%) Change Management
4 9 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (4.25%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (3.77%) SDLC
5 8 (3.77%) ETL
6 6 (2.83%) Information Security
7 5 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.36%) Project Management
7 5 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (1.89%) Scrum
8 4 (1.89%) Data Modelling
8 4 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.42%) Time Management
9 3 (1.42%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2
10 2 (0.94%) CRM
10 2 (0.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (41.51%) JCL
2 79 (37.26%) COBOL
3 29 (13.68%) Jython
4 21 (9.91%) REXX
4 21 (9.91%) SQL
5 14 (6.60%) VBA
6 9 (4.25%) Java
7 6 (2.83%) Assembly Language
7 6 (2.83%) NATURAL
8 5 (2.36%) Perl
9 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.42%) Python
10 2 (0.94%) C
10 2 (0.94%) CLIST
11 1 (0.47%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.43%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.94%) BS7799
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (18.87%) RACF
2 33 (15.57%) Time Sharing Option
3 15 (7.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (13.68%) CA Wily
2 24 (11.32%) Control-M
3 16 (7.55%) CA Endevor
4 12 (5.66%) zSecure
5 11 (5.19%) OMEGAMON
6 5 (2.36%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.94%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 72 (33.96%) CA
2 49 (23.11%) IBM
3 10 (4.72%) Oracle
4 7 (3.30%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.83%) Sybase
5 6 (2.83%) BMC
6 4 (1.89%) Cognos
7 3 (1.42%) VMware
7 3 (1.42%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.47%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.47%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.47%) HP
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