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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS)
Rank 516 529 524
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing CICS 80 66 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.82% 0.72% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 7
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£425 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £239 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
9703 9203 8413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.19% 17.38% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6033 5679 4745
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 313 445
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.09 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 26 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 29 May 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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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 -10 59 £423 +1.93% 15
London +11 29 £375 -9.58% 3
Scotland +5 20 £425 -5.55%
Edinburgh +2 15 £425 -5.55%
City of London +18 10 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire - 10 £375 - 1
West Midlands -2 8 £425 +13.33% 1
Warwickshire - 8 £425 -
Warwick - 8 £425 -
North West -18 6 £463 +10.11% 4
East Midlands -2 5 £260 -64.74% 2
Manchester -3 5 £463 - 4
Sheffield - 5 - -
South Yorkshire - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 1
Nottingham -1 4 - - 1
Glasgow -2 4 £260 -11.86%
Nottinghamshire -7 4 - - 1
Leeds - 2 £378 -
Bradford - 2 - - 1
Leicester - 1 £260 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £260 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -

CICS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 111 (70.70%) DB2
2 103 (65.61%) Mainframe
3 82 (52.23%) COBOL
4 62 (39.49%) zOS
5 48 (30.57%) Finance
6 47 (29.94%) JCL
7 41 (26.11%) IBM
8 39 (24.84%) Banking
9 38 (24.20%) WebSphere
10 37 (23.57%) Migration
11 34 (21.66%) CA
12 32 (20.38%) VSAM
13 31 (19.75%) LPAR
13 31 (19.75%) WebSphere Application Server
14 29 (18.47%) Linux
15 25 (15.92%) AIX
15 25 (15.92%) Solaris
16 24 (15.29%) IBM Mainframe
17 21 (13.38%) Assembly Language
18 20 (12.74%) Windows
19 18 (11.46%) SQL
19 18 (11.46%) ISPF
20 17 (10.83%) WebSphere Portal
20 17 (10.83%) UNIX
20 17 (10.83%) WebSphere MQ
21 16 (10.19%) Jython
21 16 (10.19%) Introscope
21 16 (10.19%) CA Wily
21 16 (10.19%) WebSphere Process Server
22 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills

CICS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 38 (24.20%) WebSphere
2 31 (19.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (10.83%) WebSphere Portal
4 16 (10.19%) WebSphere Process Server
5 14 (8.92%) SAS
5 14 (8.92%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.91%) Confluence
6 3 (1.91%) Apache
7 2 (1.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.27%) ATM
2 2 (1.27%) SSL
3 1 (0.64%) SSH
3 1 (0.64%) Network Security
3 1 (0.64%) SAN
3 1 (0.64%) FTP
3 1 (0.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.64%) RIP
3 1 (0.64%) Internet
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (70.70%) DB2
2 12 (7.64%) DataStage
3 4 (2.55%) Pentaho
4 3 (1.91%) Adabas
5 2 (1.27%) BODI
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 16 (10.19%) Introscope
2 4 (2.55%) JIRA
3 3 (1.91%) JUnit
4 2 (1.27%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.64%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.64%) Toad
5 1 (0.64%) ChangeMan
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 39 (24.84%) Banking
3 3 (1.91%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Law
4 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (23.57%) Analyst
2 26 (16.56%) Administrator
2 26 (16.56%) Programmer
3 25 (15.92%) WebSphere Administrator
4 21 (13.38%) Developer
5 14 (8.92%) Systems Programmer
6 13 (8.28%) Architect
6 13 (8.28%) CICS Programmer
7 12 (7.64%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 12 (7.64%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 12 (7.64%) Server Administrator
7 12 (7.64%) Technical Leader
8 10 (6.37%) Mainframe Developer
9 8 (5.10%) Technical Design Leader
10 7 (4.46%) COBOL Developer
10 7 (4.46%) WebSphere Specialist
11 6 (3.82%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) Consultant
12 5 (3.18%) DB2 DBA
12 5 (3.18%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.46%) ISPF
2 17 (10.83%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (8.92%) Web Services
4 9 (5.73%) Middleware
5 8 (5.10%) .NET
6 6 (3.82%) JMS
6 6 (3.82%) J2EE
6 6 (3.82%) JDBC
6 6 (3.82%) JSP
6 6 (3.82%) JNDI
7 5 (3.18%) XML
8 4 (2.55%) HTML
8 4 (2.55%) Spring
9 3 (1.91%) Java EE
9 3 (1.91%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.27%) JAXB
10 2 (1.27%) WSDL
10 2 (1.27%) XML Schema
10 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (1.27%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 103 (65.61%) Mainframe
2 32 (20.38%) VSAM
3 31 (19.75%) LPAR
4 24 (15.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.46%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.46%) BYOD
8 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.27%) W3C
10 1 (0.64%) New Media
10 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.64%) PKI
10 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.64%) iSeries
10 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.64%) HACMP
10 1 (0.64%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 62 (39.49%) zOS
2 29 (18.47%) Linux
3 25 (15.92%) AIX
3 25 (15.92%) Solaris
4 20 (12.74%) Windows
5 17 (10.83%) UNIX
6 3 (1.91%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.64%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.57%) Migration
2 14 (8.92%) SDLC
3 13 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.01%) Change Management
5 10 (6.37%) ITIL
6 9 (5.73%) Project Management
7 7 (4.46%) Waterfall
7 7 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.82%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.55%) Service Management
9 4 (2.55%) ETL
9 4 (2.55%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.55%) High Availability
9 4 (2.55%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (1.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (1.91%) Unit Testing
10 3 (1.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.91%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.91%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 82 (52.23%) COBOL
2 47 (29.94%) JCL
3 21 (13.38%) Assembly Language
4 18 (11.46%) SQL
5 16 (10.19%) Jython
6 14 (8.92%) REXX
7 12 (7.64%) Java
8 5 (3.18%) Perl
9 4 (2.55%) SELCOPY
10 3 (1.91%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.91%) Python
11 2 (1.27%) NATURAL
11 2 (1.27%) VB
12 1 (0.64%) C
12 1 (0.64%) C++
12 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) BS7799
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.37%) RACF
Systems Management
1 16 (10.19%) CA Wily
2 7 (4.46%) CA Endevor
3 2 (1.27%) Control-M
3 2 (1.27%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (26.11%) IBM
2 34 (21.66%) CA
3 8 (5.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.82%) BMC
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle
6 2 (1.27%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.27%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.64%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.64%) JDA
7 1 (0.64%) Sybase
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