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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 518 527 488
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -39
Contract jobs citing CICS 72 46 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.090% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.75% 0.53% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 48
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£371 £410 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +21.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £379 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £433 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +44.16%
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
9655 8718 9866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.67% 17.05% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5674 4980 5629
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
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 394 420 443
Average hourly rate £17.68 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +22 57 £371 -11.60% 11
North West - 20 £270 -
London +8 15 £375 -8.53% 6
Manchester - 14 £201 -
Scotland -21 8 £346 -13.43% 1
Glasgow +1 5 £310 - 1
East of England -12 5 £305 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £650 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £650 - 1
West Midlands -10 4 £375 - 1
South West - 4 £393 -
Cheshire - 4 - -
City of London +28 3 £388 - 5
South East -12 3 - - 2
Edinburgh -23 3 £450 +12.50%
Dorset - 3 £393 -
Essex - 3 £238 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 2 £358 -
Yorkshire -5 2 £358 -27.77%
Bournemouth - 2 £393 -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Leeds -7 1 £265 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £265 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £265 -
Lancashire - 1 £338 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
North East - - - -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 91 (60.26%) Mainframe
2 76 (50.33%) DB2
3 75 (49.67%) IBM
4 56 (37.09%) COBOL
5 48 (31.79%) Finance
6 45 (29.80%) UNIX
7 40 (26.49%) JCL
8 37 (24.50%) SQL
8 37 (24.50%) WebSphere
9 36 (23.84%) IBM Mainframe
9 36 (23.84%) zOS
10 30 (19.87%) Banking
11 27 (17.88%) Oracle
12 24 (15.89%) Windows
13 20 (13.25%) ITIL
14 19 (12.58%) Linux
15 18 (11.92%) WebSphere Application Server
15 18 (11.92%) CA
15 18 (11.92%) Solaris
16 17 (11.26%) Web Services
16 17 (11.26%) Retail
17 15 (9.93%) Java
18 14 (9.27%) Tomcat
18 14 (9.27%) IIS
18 14 (9.27%) ERP
18 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
18 14 (9.27%) Korn
18 14 (9.27%) Bash Shell
18 14 (9.27%) Relational Database
19 13 (8.61%) Apple iOS

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 37 (24.50%) WebSphere
2 18 (11.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (9.27%) Tomcat
3 14 (9.27%) IIS
4 9 (5.96%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.32%) SAS
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) TPMS
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) MS Office
2 3 (1.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.66%) BASE24
2 1 (0.66%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.62%) SAN
2 9 (5.96%) NAS
3 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.65%) Firewall
4 3 (1.99%) FTP
4 3 (1.99%) SSL
5 2 (1.32%) LDAP
5 2 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.66%) ATM
6 1 (0.66%) LAN
6 1 (0.66%) SMS
6 1 (0.66%) VoIP
6 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (50.33%) DB2
2 14 (9.27%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.97%) DataStage
4 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.65%) Adabas
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.99%) IDMS
6 3 (1.99%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.66%) Easytrieve
7 1 (0.66%) MySQL
7 1 (0.66%) Informix
7 1 (0.66%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.66%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) ChangeMan
2 3 (1.99%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.32%) XPEDITER
3 2 (1.32%) JMeter
4 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.66%) CA Gen
General
1 48 (31.79%) Finance
2 30 (19.87%) Banking
3 17 (11.26%) Retail
4 9 (5.96%) Advertising
5 6 (3.97%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.99%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.66%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (23.84%) Analyst
2 24 (15.89%) Developer
3 19 (12.58%) Programmer
4 15 (9.93%) Systems Programmer
5 13 (8.61%) Designer
5 13 (8.61%) Mainframe Developer
6 11 (7.28%) Service Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 10 (6.62%) CICS Programmer
7 10 (6.62%) Architect
8 8 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Administrator
9 7 (4.64%) Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (4.64%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Designer
10 6 (3.97%) Solutions Designer
11 5 (3.31%) Tester
11 5 (3.31%) Systems Developer
11 5 (3.31%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) Web Services
2 13 (8.61%) ISPF
3 10 (6.62%) .NET
4 8 (5.30%) J2EE
5 7 (4.64%) Middleware
6 5 (3.31%) JDBC
6 5 (3.31%) JSP
6 5 (3.31%) JMS
6 5 (3.31%) JNDI
7 3 (1.99%) XML
8 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.66%) HTML
9 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.66%) EJB
9 1 (0.66%) SOAP
9 1 (0.66%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 91 (60.26%) Mainframe
2 36 (23.84%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (8.61%) VSAM
4 10 (6.62%) Replication
5 5 (3.31%) Tandem
6 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.99%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.32%) Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.66%) EFT
9 1 (0.66%) EFTPOS
9 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.66%) HACMP
9 1 (0.66%) LPAR
9 1 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.80%) UNIX
2 36 (23.84%) zOS
3 24 (15.89%) Windows
4 19 (12.58%) Linux
5 18 (11.92%) Solaris
6 13 (8.61%) Apple iOS
6 13 (8.61%) AIX
7 9 (5.96%) MVS
8 4 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.65%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.32%) HPUX
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.66%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.25%) ITIL
2 14 (9.27%) ERP
3 12 (7.95%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.28%) Performance Management
5 10 (6.62%) Waterfall
5 10 (6.62%) Project Management
6 9 (5.96%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.30%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.64%) BCP
8 7 (4.64%) Change Management
8 7 (4.64%) Business Continuity
8 7 (4.64%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (3.97%) Migration
9 6 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.97%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.31%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (37.09%) COBOL
2 40 (26.49%) JCL
3 37 (24.50%) SQL
4 15 (9.93%) Java
5 14 (9.27%) Korn
5 14 (9.27%) Bash Shell
6 10 (6.62%) REXX
7 7 (4.64%) Assembly Language
8 4 (2.65%) VB
8 4 (2.65%) PL/1
9 2 (1.32%) C
9 2 (1.32%) C#
9 2 (1.32%) C++
9 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.66%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (5.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.97%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.31%) Degree
4 3 (1.99%) ISEB
4 3 (1.99%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) SLA
2 5 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.28%) RACF
2 9 (5.96%) SRDF
3 4 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.30%) CA Endevor
2 3 (1.99%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.32%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.32%) Control-M
4 1 (0.66%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.66%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 75 (49.67%) IBM
2 27 (17.88%) Oracle
3 18 (11.92%) CA
4 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
5 11 (7.28%) EMC
6 6 (3.97%) RedPrairie
7 5 (3.31%) BMC
8 4 (2.65%) JDA
9 3 (1.99%) Syncsort
10 2 (1.32%) VMware
10 2 (1.32%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.32%) NetApp
10 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.66%) Sybase
11 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.66%) HP
11 1 (0.66%) Sun
11 1 (0.66%) FatWire
11 1 (0.66%) Endeca
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