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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 521 497 521
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +24
Contract jobs citing CICS 75 85 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.74% 0.92% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 33
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£340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £226 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £37.50

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
10096 9221 10271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.81% 17.48% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6071 5440 5772
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 372 490
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £39.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 -9 65 £340 -7.23% 20
London -2 27 £330 -8.96% 12
North West - 12 £128 - 5
Nottinghamshire - 8 £650 -
East Midlands - 8 £650 -
Manchester - 8 £126 - 3
City of London +11 6 £335 -10.66% 3
Edinburgh -18 6 £298 -0.83% 2
Scotland -33 6 £298 -0.83% 2
West Midlands - 6 £397 -
South West - 4 £393 -
Nottingham - 4 £325 -
South East -7 3 - - 2
East of England - 3 £381 -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Yorkshire 0 2 £198 -53.47% 1
Lancashire - 2 - - 2
Essex - 2 £381 -
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
West Yorkshire -1 1 £265 -37.64%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £265 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Basildon - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 89 (61.81%) Mainframe
2 84 (58.33%) DB2
3 63 (43.75%) IBM
4 56 (38.89%) COBOL
5 45 (31.25%) Finance
6 44 (30.56%) JCL
7 39 (27.08%) zOS
8 38 (26.39%) UNIX
9 30 (20.83%) Oracle
9 30 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
10 28 (19.44%) WebSphere
11 26 (18.06%) SQL
11 26 (18.06%) Linux
12 25 (17.36%) Windows
13 24 (16.67%) Banking
14 19 (13.19%) VSAM
15 18 (12.50%) Java
16 15 (10.42%) ISPF
17 14 (9.72%) AIX
18 13 (9.03%) ITIL
18 13 (9.03%) Middleware
18 13 (9.03%) RACF
18 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
19 12 (8.33%) CA
19 12 (8.33%) MQSeries
19 12 (8.33%) Waterfall
20 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (7.64%) .NET
20 11 (7.64%) Project Management

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 28 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 12 (8.33%) MQSeries
3 9 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.78%) TPMS
5 3 (2.08%) IIS
5 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.39%) SAS
7 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MS Office
2 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) SAN
1 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.56%) NAS
3 4 (2.78%) Firewall
3 4 (2.78%) ATM
3 4 (2.78%) LAN
3 4 (2.78%) VoIP
3 4 (2.78%) WAN
3 4 (2.78%) SSL
4 3 (2.08%) SNA
4 3 (2.08%) Internet
4 3 (2.08%) FTP
5 2 (1.39%) LDAP
5 2 (1.39%) SMS
5 2 (1.39%) Intranet
6 1 (0.69%) S/MIME
6 1 (0.69%) SMTP
6 1 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (58.33%) DB2
2 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.56%) DataStage
4 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.78%) Informix
5 4 (2.78%) Adabas
5 4 (2.78%) MySQL
6 3 (2.08%) IDMS
7 2 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.39%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.69%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.69%) Ingres
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.69%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.39%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.39%) JMeter
2 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.39%) XPEDITER
2 2 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.39%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (31.25%) Finance
2 24 (16.67%) Banking
3 11 (7.64%) Retail
4 8 (5.56%) Advertising
5 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.08%) French Language
6 3 (2.08%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.69%) International Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (21.53%) Analyst
2 19 (13.19%) Developer
3 18 (12.50%) Programmer
4 14 (9.72%) Systems Programmer
5 13 (9.03%) Architect
6 11 (7.64%) Designer
7 9 (6.25%) Consultant
7 9 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
7 9 (6.25%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 9 (6.25%) CICS Programmer
8 8 (5.56%) Administrator
9 7 (4.86%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Designer
11 5 (3.47%) Mainframe Consultant
11 5 (3.47%) Solutions Designer
11 5 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) Systems Developer
12 4 (2.78%) Systems Tester
12 4 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
12 4 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.42%) ISPF
2 13 (9.03%) Middleware
3 11 (7.64%) .NET
4 9 (6.25%) J2EE
4 9 (6.25%) Web Services
5 6 (4.17%) JSP
6 4 (2.78%) JNDI
6 4 (2.78%) JMS
6 4 (2.78%) EJB
6 4 (2.78%) JDBC
6 4 (2.78%) JavaBeans
7 3 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (2.08%) XML
8 1 (0.69%) HTML
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 89 (61.81%) Mainframe
2 30 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (13.19%) VSAM
4 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.64%) Replication
5 4 (2.78%) Tandem
5 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.39%) Clustering
6 2 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) EFT
7 1 (0.69%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.69%) HACMP
7 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.69%) LPAR
7 1 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (27.08%) zOS
2 38 (26.39%) UNIX
3 26 (18.06%) Linux
4 25 (17.36%) Windows
5 14 (9.72%) AIX
6 10 (6.94%) MVS
7 8 (5.56%) Solaris
8 5 (3.47%) Windows NT
8 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.08%) HPUX
10 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.08%) SUSE
11 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.69%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (9.03%) ITIL
1 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 11 (7.64%) Project Management
4 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 7 (4.86%) Change Management
5 7 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 6 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.47%) Service Management
8 4 (2.78%) Network Design
8 4 (2.78%) Data Analysis
8 4 (2.78%) TDD
8 4 (2.78%) Scrum
8 4 (2.78%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.78%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.78%) Data Protection
8 4 (2.78%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.89%) COBOL
2 44 (30.56%) JCL
3 26 (18.06%) SQL
4 18 (12.50%) Java
5 9 (6.25%) REXX
6 8 (5.56%) Assembly Language
7 4 (2.78%) C++
7 4 (2.78%) VB
7 4 (2.78%) C
8 3 (2.08%) Korn
8 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.39%) Python
9 2 (1.39%) C#
9 2 (1.39%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.39%) PL/1
10 1 (0.69%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) Degree
4 3 (2.08%) ISEB
4 3 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.39%) ISSAP
5 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.39%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.03%) RACF
2 8 (5.56%) SRDF
3 4 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) CA Endevor
2 6 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.08%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.39%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.69%) Control-M
5 1 (0.69%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 63 (43.75%) IBM
2 30 (20.83%) Oracle
3 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.33%) CA
4 10 (6.94%) EMC
5 6 (4.17%) RedPrairie
5 6 (4.17%) BMC
6 4 (2.78%) Sybase
6 4 (2.78%) JDA
7 3 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.08%) Syncsort
7 3 (2.08%) VMware
8 2 (1.39%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.39%) SAP
8 2 (1.39%) NetApp
9 1 (0.69%) HP
9 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.69%) Endeca
9 1 (0.69%) FatWire
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