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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 499 529 539
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +10
Contract jobs citing CICS 114 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.13% 0.71% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 8
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£425 £373 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £256 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £522 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -

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
10083 9463 8762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.39% 17.88% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6391 5677 4919
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 369 441
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%

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 7 July 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 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 7 July 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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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 +11 82 £425 +14.47% 6
London +31 45 £413 +10.00%
Scotland +9 25 £260 -42.22%
Edinburgh +9 17 £425 -5.55%
North West -31 10 £450 +63.63% 3
West Midlands +9 8 £425 -
East Midlands -5 7 £450 -30.76% 2
Glasgow -5 7 £260 -16.12%
Manchester -21 7 £475 +72.72% 1
Warwick - 7 £425 -
Warwickshire - 7 £425 -
City of London +2 6 £400 -
Nottinghamshire -2 6 £450 -30.76% 1
Nottingham -5 6 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -17 6 £378 +5.59%
West Yorkshire -17 6 £378 +5.59%
Bradford -7 2 - -
Merseyside -11 2 - -
Liverpool -12 2 - -
Leeds -25 2 £378 +42.45%
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
Midlands - 2 - -
Wiltshire +5 1 £525 -
Swindon -1 1 £525 -
East of England -5 1 £320 +4.91%
Essex -11 1 £320 +34.73%
South West -17 1 £525 +33.75%
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Leicestershire - 1 £260 - 1
Leicester - 1 £260 - 1

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 130 (68.06%) DB2
2 113 (59.16%) Mainframe
3 90 (47.12%) COBOL
4 83 (43.46%) zOS
5 71 (37.17%) JCL
6 55 (28.80%) Finance
7 47 (24.61%) WebSphere
8 45 (23.56%) Migration
9 44 (23.04%) CA
10 41 (21.47%) WebSphere Application Server
10 41 (21.47%) IBM
11 40 (20.94%) LPAR
12 35 (18.32%) Banking
12 35 (18.32%) Linux
13 32 (16.75%) Windows
13 32 (16.75%) VSAM
14 31 (16.23%) AIX
15 30 (15.71%) Solaris
16 28 (14.66%) ISPF
17 24 (12.57%) CA Wily
17 24 (12.57%) Introscope
17 24 (12.57%) Jython
18 23 (12.04%) IBM Mainframe
19 22 (11.52%) WebSphere Portal
20 21 (10.99%) WebSphere Process Server
20 21 (10.99%) REXX
20 21 (10.99%) Control-M
21 20 (10.47%) MVS
21 20 (10.47%) SQL
21 20 (10.47%) UNIX

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 47 (24.61%) WebSphere
2 41 (21.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (11.52%) WebSphere Portal
4 21 (10.99%) WebSphere Process Server
5 13 (6.81%) MQSeries
6 9 (4.71%) SAS
7 3 (1.57%) Apache
7 3 (1.57%) Confluence
8 2 (1.05%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.62%) MS Office
2 2 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.52%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.38%) FTP
2 10 (5.24%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.05%) SSL
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) SSH
4 1 (0.52%) Network Security
4 1 (0.52%) SNA
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
4 1 (0.52%) SMTP
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.52%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (68.06%) DB2
2 14 (7.33%) IMS/DB
3 10 (5.24%) DataStage
4 5 (2.62%) Pentaho
5 4 (2.09%) Adabas
6 3 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.57%) BODI
7 2 (1.05%) OLAP
8 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.52%) MySQL
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.52%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (12.57%) Introscope
2 4 (2.09%) JIRA
3 3 (1.57%) JUnit
4 2 (1.05%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.52%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.52%) Toad
5 1 (0.52%) ERwin
5 1 (0.52%) ChangeMan
General
1 55 (28.80%) Finance
2 35 (18.32%) Banking
3 16 (8.38%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.09%) Retail
5 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (21.99%) Analyst
2 33 (17.28%) Administrator
3 28 (14.66%) WebSphere Administrator
4 23 (12.04%) Programmer
4 23 (12.04%) Developer
5 14 (7.33%) Server Administrator
5 14 (7.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 13 (6.81%) WebSphere Specialist
7 11 (5.76%) Consultant
8 10 (5.24%) Applications Specialist
8 10 (5.24%) Server Specialist
8 10 (5.24%) WebSphere Server Specialist
9 9 (4.71%) Systems Programmer
9 9 (4.71%) Mainframe Developer
9 9 (4.71%) Mainframe Consultant
9 9 (4.71%) Architect
10 8 (4.19%) DBA
10 8 (4.19%) COBOL Developer
11 7 (3.66%) CICS Programmer
11 7 (3.66%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.66%) ISPF
2 18 (9.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (8.90%) HTML
4 9 (4.71%) Web Services
4 9 (4.71%) Middleware
5 5 (2.62%) XML
6 4 (2.09%) .NET
6 4 (2.09%) Spring
7 3 (1.57%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.57%) Java EE
7 3 (1.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.05%) Grails
8 2 (1.05%) WSDL
8 2 (1.05%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.05%) JAXB
9 1 (0.52%) JMS
9 1 (0.52%) J2EE
9 1 (0.52%) ATL
9 1 (0.52%) COM+
9 1 (0.52%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 113 (59.16%) Mainframe
2 40 (20.94%) LPAR
3 32 (16.75%) VSAM
4 23 (12.04%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.62%) BYOD
7 5 (2.62%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.09%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.05%) AS400
9 2 (1.05%) Tandem
9 2 (1.05%) W3C
9 2 (1.05%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.52%) DataPower
10 1 (0.52%) iSeries
10 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 83 (43.46%) zOS
2 35 (18.32%) Linux
3 32 (16.75%) Windows
4 31 (16.23%) AIX
5 30 (15.71%) Solaris
6 20 (10.47%) MVS
6 20 (10.47%) UNIX
7 4 (2.09%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.52%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.56%) Migration
2 15 (7.85%) Change Management
3 13 (6.81%) ITIL
4 11 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (5.24%) SDLC
6 6 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (3.14%) ETL
6 6 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.62%) Project Management
7 5 (2.62%) Service Management
7 5 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.09%) Data Modelling
8 4 (2.09%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.09%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.09%) High Availability
8 4 (2.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.09%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (1.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (1.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (47.12%) COBOL
2 71 (37.17%) JCL
3 24 (12.57%) Jython
4 21 (10.99%) REXX
5 20 (10.47%) SQL
6 16 (8.38%) Assembly Language
7 14 (7.33%) VBA
8 10 (5.24%) Java
9 5 (2.62%) Perl
10 4 (2.09%) SELCOPY
11 3 (1.57%) NATURAL
11 3 (1.57%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.57%) Python
12 2 (1.05%) VB
13 1 (0.52%) C
13 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (4.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.81%) QA
2 5 (2.62%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) BS7799
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (8.90%) RACF
Systems Management
1 24 (12.57%) CA Wily
2 21 (10.99%) Control-M
3 6 (3.14%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.57%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.05%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (23.04%) CA
2 41 (21.47%) IBM
3 11 (5.76%) BMC
4 7 (3.66%) Oracle
5 3 (1.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.05%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.52%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.52%) HP
7 1 (0.52%) Sybase
7 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.52%) JDA
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) Micro Focus
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