The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 511 522 499
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing CICS 69 47 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.092% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.73% 0.54% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 44
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£371 £400 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £346 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £477 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £34.50
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9475 8738 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.60% 17.14% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4959 5534
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 442 452
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 54 £370 -4.51% 13
North West - 21 £270 -
Manchester - 16 £201 -
London +2 12 £375 -8.53% 6
Scotland -17 8 £363 -9.37% 1
Glasgow +4 5 £310 -
East of England -15 5 £305 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £650 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £650 - 1
South West - 4 £393 - 2
South East -13 3 - - 2
West Midlands -14 3 - -
Edinburgh -27 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Cheshire - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Essex - 3 £238 - 2
City of London +29 2 - - 5
Yorkshire -1 2 £358 -23.11%
West Yorkshire -4 2 £358 +19.16%
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
Birmingham +1 1 - -
Leeds -1 1 £265 -11.66%
Liverpool - 1 £265 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £265 -
Lancashire - 1 £338 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 88 (57.89%) Mainframe
2 75 (49.34%) DB2
2 75 (49.34%) IBM
3 56 (36.84%) COBOL
4 50 (32.89%) Finance
5 42 (27.63%) UNIX
6 39 (25.66%) JCL
7 38 (25.00%) zOS
8 37 (24.34%) SQL
9 36 (23.68%) WebSphere
10 34 (22.37%) IBM Mainframe
11 29 (19.08%) Banking
12 24 (15.79%) Oracle
13 23 (15.13%) Windows
14 21 (13.82%) ITIL
14 21 (13.82%) CA
15 18 (11.84%) Web Services
16 17 (11.18%) Retail
16 17 (11.18%) Solaris
16 17 (11.18%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (10.53%) Linux
18 14 (9.21%) Java
18 14 (9.21%) Tomcat
18 14 (9.21%) IIS
18 14 (9.21%) ERP
18 14 (9.21%) Korn
18 14 (9.21%) Bash Shell
18 14 (9.21%) Relational Database
19 13 (8.55%) Apple iOS
20 12 (7.89%) VSAM

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 36 (23.68%) WebSphere
2 17 (11.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (9.21%) IIS
3 14 (9.21%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.26%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.32%) SAS
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (1.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.66%) BASE24
2 1 (0.66%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.92%) SAN
2 8 (5.26%) NAS
3 3 (1.97%) Firewall
3 3 (1.97%) FTP
3 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.32%) SSL
4 2 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.66%) LDAP
5 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (49.34%) DB2
2 14 (9.21%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.95%) DataStage
4 4 (2.63%) Adabas
4 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.97%) IMS/DB
5 3 (1.97%) IDMS
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.66%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.66%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.66%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) ChangeMan
2 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.32%) JMeter
4 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.66%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.66%) XPEDITER
General
1 50 (32.89%) Finance
2 29 (19.08%) Banking
3 17 (11.18%) Retail
4 10 (6.58%) Advertising
5 5 (3.29%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.97%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) International Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (24.34%) Analyst
2 25 (16.45%) Developer
3 22 (14.47%) Programmer
4 18 (11.84%) Systems Programmer
5 13 (8.55%) Mainframe Developer
6 12 (7.89%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 12 (7.89%) CICS Programmer
6 12 (7.89%) Service Analyst
6 12 (7.89%) Designer
7 9 (5.92%) Architect
8 8 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.61%) Administrator
9 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Designer
9 7 (4.61%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 7 (4.61%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (3.95%) Consultant
11 5 (3.29%) Tester
11 5 (3.29%) Solutions Designer
11 5 (3.29%) Systems Developer
11 5 (3.29%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.84%) Web Services
2 12 (7.89%) ISPF
3 10 (6.58%) .NET
4 7 (4.61%) J2EE
5 5 (3.29%) Middleware
6 4 (2.63%) JNDI
6 4 (2.63%) JDBC
6 4 (2.63%) JSP
6 4 (2.63%) JMS
7 3 (1.97%) XML
8 2 (1.32%) SOAP
8 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.66%) HTML
9 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (57.89%) Mainframe
2 34 (22.37%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (7.89%) VSAM
4 9 (5.92%) Replication
5 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.63%) Tandem
6 3 (1.97%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.32%) Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.66%) EFT
8 1 (0.66%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.66%) HACMP
8 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.66%) LPAR
8 1 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.63%) UNIX
2 38 (25.00%) zOS
3 23 (15.13%) Windows
4 17 (11.18%) Solaris
5 16 (10.53%) Linux
6 13 (8.55%) Apple iOS
7 11 (7.24%) AIX
8 9 (5.92%) MVS
9 5 (3.29%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.66%) SUSE
12 1 (0.66%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.82%) ITIL
2 14 (9.21%) ERP
3 12 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.24%) Performance Management
5 9 (5.92%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.26%) Project Management
6 8 (5.26%) Migration
6 8 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 7 (4.61%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (4.61%) Change Management
7 7 (4.61%) BCP
7 7 (4.61%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.29%) Service Management
9 5 (3.29%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.29%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.84%) COBOL
2 39 (25.66%) JCL
3 37 (24.34%) SQL
4 14 (9.21%) Korn
4 14 (9.21%) Bash Shell
4 14 (9.21%) Java
5 10 (6.58%) REXX
6 7 (4.61%) Assembly Language
7 5 (3.29%) VB
8 4 (2.63%) PL/1
9 3 (1.97%) C
9 3 (1.97%) C#
9 3 (1.97%) C++
10 2 (1.32%) VB6
11 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.66%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.63%) Degree
4 3 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.97%) ISEB
4 3 (1.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.24%) RACF
2 8 (5.26%) SRDF
3 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.61%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.32%) Control-M
3 1 (0.66%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.66%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.66%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 75 (49.34%) IBM
2 24 (15.79%) Oracle
3 21 (13.82%) CA
4 12 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.58%) EMC
6 8 (5.26%) BMC
7 6 (3.95%) RedPrairie
8 4 (2.63%) JDA
9 3 (1.97%) Syncsort
10 2 (1.32%) NetApp
10 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.32%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.32%) VMware
11 1 (0.66%) Endeca
11 1 (0.66%) FatWire
11 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.66%) Sun
11 1 (0.66%) HP
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago