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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 508 466 499
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +33
Contract jobs citing CICS 63 93 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.070%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.71% 1.08% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £110.00 -

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
8899 8630 8290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.67% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5567 5102 4650
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 316 426
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £35.05 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 28 January 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 20 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 28 January 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
England -25 53 £350 -6.97% 13
North West +14 21 £463 +320.45% 1
London -1 20 £350 -12.50% 10
Edinburgh -22 9 £500 +26.58% 2
Scotland -30 9 £500 +28.20% 2
Cheshire - 7 £463 -
Knutsford - 6 £463 -
East Midlands - 5 £299 -
City of London 0 3 £501 +25.25% 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £335 -
Nottingham - 2 £335 -
South West - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 95 (65.07%) Mainframe
2 89 (60.96%) DB2
3 73 (50.00%) COBOL
4 52 (35.62%) Finance
5 50 (34.25%) IBM
6 44 (30.14%) JCL
7 38 (26.03%) VSAM
8 30 (20.55%) Banking
9 28 (19.18%) UNIX
10 27 (18.49%) IBM Mainframe
11 25 (17.12%) zOS
12 22 (15.07%) Web Services
13 20 (13.70%) Assembly Language
14 18 (12.33%) CA
14 18 (12.33%) REXX
14 18 (12.33%) Linux
14 18 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (12.33%) WebSphere
15 17 (11.64%) Migration
15 17 (11.64%) Middleware
16 16 (10.96%) Project Management
17 15 (10.27%) Java
17 15 (10.27%) ISPF
18 14 (9.59%) OMEGAMON
18 14 (9.59%) Windows
18 14 (9.59%) ITIL
19 13 (8.90%) DataStage
19 13 (8.90%) MS Office
19 13 (8.90%) SQL
19 13 (8.90%) Waterfall

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 18 (12.33%) WebSphere
2 12 (8.22%) SAS
3 10 (6.85%) MQSeries
4 9 (6.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.74%) TPMS
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) MS Office
2 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.16%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.79%) SMTP
3 6 (4.11%) ATM
4 4 (2.74%) Internet
4 4 (2.74%) LAN
4 4 (2.74%) VoIP
4 4 (2.74%) WAN
5 3 (2.05%) SNA
5 3 (2.05%) Intranet
5 3 (2.05%) SSL
6 1 (0.68%) SMS
6 1 (0.68%) RIP
6 1 (0.68%) S/MIME
6 1 (0.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (60.96%) DB2
2 13 (8.90%) DataStage
3 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.42%) Easytrieve
4 5 (3.42%) Pentaho
4 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.74%) MySQL
5 4 (2.74%) Informix
5 4 (2.74%) Adabas
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) Ingres
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) IDMS
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.37%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.68%) Toad
3 1 (0.68%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 52 (35.62%) Finance
2 30 (20.55%) Banking
3 8 (5.48%) Retail
4 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.05%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.37%) International Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (18.49%) Architect
1 27 (18.49%) Analyst
2 17 (11.64%) Programmer
3 14 (9.59%) Technical Leader
3 14 (9.59%) Developer
4 13 (8.90%) Technical Architect
5 12 (8.22%) CICS Programmer
6 11 (7.53%) Systems Programmer
6 11 (7.53%) Mainframe Architect
7 10 (6.85%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 9 (6.16%) Consultant
8 9 (6.16%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Mainframe Developer
8 9 (6.16%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) Designer
9 7 (4.79%) Technical Design Leader
10 6 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.11%) Administrator
11 5 (3.42%) DBA
11 5 (3.42%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.07%) Web Services
2 17 (11.64%) Middleware
3 15 (10.27%) ISPF
4 12 (8.22%) .NET
5 11 (7.53%) J2EE
5 11 (7.53%) JSP
6 10 (6.85%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (5.48%) JNDI
7 8 (5.48%) JDBC
7 8 (5.48%) JMS
8 4 (2.74%) EJB
8 4 (2.74%) JavaBeans
9 3 (2.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (1.37%) XML
11 1 (0.68%) HTML
11 1 (0.68%) SAML
11 1 (0.68%) EntireX
11 1 (0.68%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 95 (65.07%) Mainframe
2 38 (26.03%) VSAM
3 27 (18.49%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.42%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.37%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) HACMP
8 1 (0.68%) DataPower
8 1 (0.68%) LPAR
8 1 (0.68%) Tandem
8 1 (0.68%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.18%) UNIX
2 25 (17.12%) zOS
3 18 (12.33%) Linux
4 14 (9.59%) Windows
5 10 (6.85%) AIX
6 9 (6.16%) Windows NT
6 9 (6.16%) Solaris
7 5 (3.42%) MVS
8 4 (2.74%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.05%) SUSE
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.68%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.64%) Migration
3 16 (10.96%) Project Management
4 14 (9.59%) ITIL
5 13 (8.90%) Waterfall
6 12 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.16%) Service Management
7 9 (6.16%) Unit Testing
8 8 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (4.79%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (4.79%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.79%) Scrum
10 6 (4.11%) SOA
11 5 (3.42%) Change Management
11 5 (3.42%) TDD
12 4 (2.74%) Load Balancing
12 4 (2.74%) Data Protection
12 4 (2.74%) UML
12 4 (2.74%) E-Commerce
13 3 (2.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 73 (50.00%) COBOL
2 44 (30.14%) JCL
3 20 (13.70%) Assembly Language
4 18 (12.33%) REXX
5 15 (10.27%) Java
6 13 (8.90%) SQL
7 5 (3.42%) C++
7 5 (3.42%) C
8 4 (2.74%) SELCOPY
8 4 (2.74%) NATURAL
9 3 (2.05%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) C#
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.11%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) ISSAP
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) QA
3 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.85%) RACF
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (9.59%) OMEGAMON
2 8 (5.48%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (34.25%) IBM
2 18 (12.33%) CA
3 12 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.16%) Oracle
5 7 (4.79%) BMC
6 4 (2.74%) Sybase
7 2 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Intel
8 1 (0.68%) JDA
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.68%) VMware
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