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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 501 520 512
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing CICS 86 24 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.050% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.89% 0.29% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 3 24
Average daily rate £415 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £355 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £407 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -41 66 £415 +10.53% 15
London +8 36 £415 - 3
Scotland +11 20 £330 - 1
Edinburgh -12 16 £460 - 1
City of London -5 11 £400 -
South East -7 8 £233 - 3
North West -18 6 £275 -21.42% 4
Glasgow +13 4 £245 -
Leeds -19 4 £400 +6.66%
West Yorkshire -20 4 £400 +6.66% 1
Yorkshire -21 4 £400 +6.66% 1
East of England - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -18 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - - 2
Livingston - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Halifax - - - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 117 (62.23%) DB2
2 108 (57.45%) Mainframe
3 79 (42.02%) IBM
4 69 (36.70%) zOS
5 63 (33.51%) Finance
6 59 (31.38%) COBOL
7 45 (23.94%) Banking
8 39 (20.74%) JCL
9 35 (18.62%) RACF
10 30 (15.96%) Retail
10 30 (15.96%) WebSphere
11 27 (14.36%) SQL
11 27 (14.36%) UNIX
12 23 (12.23%) Windows
12 23 (12.23%) Web Services
12 23 (12.23%) CA
12 23 (12.23%) SLA
13 22 (11.70%) REXX
13 22 (11.70%) ITIL
14 18 (9.57%) IBM Mainframe
15 15 (7.98%) Solaris
15 15 (7.98%) Java
15 15 (7.98%) WebSphere Application Server
16 14 (7.45%) Oracle
16 14 (7.45%) IIS
16 14 (7.45%) ERP
16 14 (7.45%) ISPF
16 14 (7.45%) Korn
16 14 (7.45%) Bash Shell
16 14 (7.45%) Relational Database

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (15.96%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.98%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (7.45%) IIS
4 13 (6.91%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.85%) MQSeries
6 7 (3.72%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.91%) MS Office
2 5 (2.66%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.06%) assyst
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (1.06%) BASE24
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.53%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.13%) NAS
1 4 (2.13%) SAN
2 3 (1.60%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) FTP
4 1 (0.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) ATM
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (62.23%) DB2
2 14 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.66%) Easytrieve
4 3 (1.60%) DataStage
5 2 (1.06%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.53%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.53%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.53%) IDMS
6 1 (0.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.53%) Toad
3 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.53%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.53%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 63 (33.51%) Finance
2 45 (23.94%) Banking
3 30 (15.96%) Retail
4 10 (5.32%) Advertising
5 4 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.60%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (21.28%) Programmer
2 37 (19.68%) Analyst
3 34 (18.09%) Systems Programmer
4 25 (13.30%) Developer
5 15 (7.98%) Service Analyst
5 15 (7.98%) Architect
6 13 (6.91%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 13 (6.91%) CICS Programmer
7 12 (6.38%) Mainframe Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Designer
8 8 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Services Delivery Analyst
10 6 (3.19%) Mainframe Programmer
10 6 (3.19%) Security Analyst
11 5 (2.66%) Systems Developer
11 5 (2.66%) Tester
11 5 (2.66%) Consultant
11 5 (2.66%) Systems Designer
11 5 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.66%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.23%) Web Services
2 14 (7.45%) ISPF
3 7 (3.72%) .NET
3 7 (3.72%) Middleware
4 3 (1.60%) SOAP
4 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.06%) JNDI
5 2 (1.06%) JMS
5 2 (1.06%) J2EE
5 2 (1.06%) CSS
5 2 (1.06%) JDBC
5 2 (1.06%) JSP
6 1 (0.53%) XML
6 1 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 108 (57.45%) Mainframe
2 18 (9.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (6.38%) VSAM
4 4 (2.13%) Replication
4 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.60%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.06%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.06%) Tandem
6 2 (1.06%) iSeries
6 2 (1.06%) AS400
6 2 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) EFT
7 1 (0.53%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.53%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.53%) LPAR
7 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 69 (36.70%) zOS
2 27 (14.36%) UNIX
3 23 (12.23%) Windows
4 15 (7.98%) Solaris
5 13 (6.91%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.26%) Windows NT
7 7 (3.72%) MVS
8 6 (3.19%) Linux
9 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.13%) AIX
11 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.70%) ITIL
2 14 (7.45%) ERP
3 12 (6.38%) Service Delivery
4 11 (5.85%) Incident Management
4 11 (5.85%) Security Management
5 9 (4.79%) Migration
6 8 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.26%) Change Management
6 8 (4.26%) Service Management
7 7 (3.72%) E-Commerce
7 7 (3.72%) Business Continuity
7 7 (3.72%) BCP
7 7 (3.72%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (3.19%) Performance Management
9 5 (2.66%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.13%) Project Management
10 4 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.60%) ETL
11 3 (1.60%) Scrum
11 3 (1.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 59 (31.38%) COBOL
2 39 (20.74%) JCL
3 27 (14.36%) SQL
4 22 (11.70%) REXX
5 15 (7.98%) Java
6 14 (7.45%) Korn
6 14 (7.45%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.72%) C++
8 5 (2.66%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.60%) VB
9 3 (1.60%) C
9 3 (1.60%) C#
9 3 (1.60%) VB6
10 2 (1.06%) PL/1
11 1 (0.53%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (1.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.23%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (18.62%) RACF
2 4 (2.13%) SRDF
3 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.79%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.13%) Control-M
3 3 (1.60%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (42.02%) IBM
2 23 (12.23%) CA
3 14 (7.45%) Oracle
4 8 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.72%) BMC
6 6 (3.19%) RedPrairie
7 4 (2.13%) JDA
7 4 (2.13%) EMC
8 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.53%) HP
9 1 (0.53%) Sun
9 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.53%) Perforce
9 1 (0.53%) Pega
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